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Four Go for Two

Age 7 to 11
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Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?

Pass the Peas, Please

Age 5 to 7
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A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!

Wild Jack

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.

Sumo

Age 7 to 11
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A number game requiring a strategy.

Asteroid Blast

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

Intersection Sums Sudoku

Age 7 to 16
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A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

Jumping Reindeer

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 1 person to develop stategy and shape and space awareness. 12 counters are placed on a board. Counters are removed one at a time. The aim is to be left with only 1 counter.

Developing Logical Thinking: the Place of Strategy Games

Age 5 to 11

This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.

Games from Around the World

Age 5 to 11
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Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.

Welcoming Your New Class

Age 3 to 11

What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.

Going for Games

Age 5 to 11

In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes the criteria she uses to choose mathematical games for the classroom and shares some examples from NRICH.

Strike it Out

Age 5 to 11
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Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

Calculator Bingo

Age 7 to 11
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This is a game for two players. What must you subtract to remove the rolled digit from your number? The first to zero wins!

Multiplication Tables - Matching Cards

Age 5 to 11
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Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.

Gotcha

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

Shut the Box

Age 5 to 7
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An old game but lots of arithmetic!

Daisy

Age 7 to 11
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In this game for two players, take it in turns to shade one petal, or two petals next to each other. Is it better to go first or second?

Primary Advent Calendar 2010

Age 5 to 11
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Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.

Double or Halve?

Age 5 to 7
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Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

Chocolate Bars

Age 7 to 11
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This is a game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.

Sliding Game

Age 7 to 11
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A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.

Odds and Threes

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.

Tac-tickle

Age 5 to 11
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This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

Criss Cross Quiz

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

Roundabout

Age 7 to 11
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This is a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from two stones.

Down to Nothing

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.

More Upper Primary Strategy Games

Age 7 to 11

Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.

Tug Harder!

Age 7 to 11
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In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?

Strike it Out for Two

Age 5 to 11
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Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

Subtraction Squares

Age 5 to 11
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A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?

Shut the Box for Two

Age 5 to 7
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Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?

Tug of War

Age 5 to 7
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Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

Flip Flop - Matching Cards

Age 5 to 11
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Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.

Dicey Operations in Line for Two

Age 7 to 11
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Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

For Two

Age 5 to 11

These tasks and games are written for a child and adult to try together.

Dicey Operations in Line

Age 7 to 11
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Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Countdown

Age 7 to 14
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Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

Totality

Age 5 to 11
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This is an adding game for two players. Can you be the first to reach the target?

Noughts and Crosses

Age 7 to 11
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A game for two people that everybody knows. If you play correctly you never lose!

Money Line-up

Age 5 to 7
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In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.

How Long Does it Take?

Age 7 to 11
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How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?

Totality for Two

Age 5 to 11
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Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.

Latin Lilies

Age 7 to 14
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In this game you are challenged to gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent.

Dicey Addition

Age 5 to 11
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Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

Fraction Card Game

Age 5 to 7
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Can you match the halves in this interactive game?

Fractions and Coins Game

Age 7 to 11
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Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.

Train Tactics

Age 7 to 11
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A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?

Board Block Challenge for Two

Age 7 to 11
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Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?

Fifteen

Age 7 to 14
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Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

Matching Time

Age 5 to 7
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Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.