Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
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.
A number game requiring a strategy.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
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.
This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
This is a game for two players. What must you subtract to remove the rolled digit from your number? The first to zero wins!
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
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.
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.
Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.
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 game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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 game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
These tasks and games are written for a child and adult to try together.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
This is an adding game for two players. Can you be the first to reach the target?
A game for two people that everybody knows. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
In this game you are challenged to gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Can you match the halves in this interactive game?
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.