A number game requiring a strategy.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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.
Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
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.
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
These games use ten-frames to develop children's 'sense of ten'.
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
This is a game for two players. What must you subtract to remove the rolled digit from your number? The first to zero wins!
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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.
Can you match the halves in this interactive game?
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.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Can you find different ways of showing the same number? Try this matching game and see!
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Have a go at this game which has been inspired by the Big Internet Math-Off 2019. Can you gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent?
These tasks and games are written for a child and adult to try together.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
These games devised by Jenni Way use dot cards which will help children see the structure of numbers 1-6 and give them confidence as they begin to add and subtract these numbers.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.
This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.