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Board Block for Two

Age 5 to 7
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Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

Board Block

Age 5 to 7
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Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

Counters

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

Age 7 to 11
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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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.

Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Making Maths: Happy Families

Age 5 to 11
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Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

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.

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!

First Connect Three for Two

Age 7 to 11
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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.

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?

Seeing Squares for Two

Age 5 to 11
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Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

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?

Seeing Squares

Age 5 to 11
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Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

First Connect Three

Age 7 to 11
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Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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?

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?

Olympic Cards

Age 5 to 11
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Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.

Games Related to Nim

Age 5 to 16

This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.

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.

Countdown

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

Stop the Clock

Age 5 to 7
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This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

Factors and Multiples Game

Age 7 to 16
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A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

Endless Noughts and Crosses

Age 7 to 11
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An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

Put Yourself in a Box

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

Fraction Card Game

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

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.

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?

Counter Roundup

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

Scissors, Paper, Rock

Age 5 to 7
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Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?

The Twelve Pointed Star Game

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Go Moku

Age 7 to 11
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A game for two players on a large squared space.

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.

Stop the Clock for Two

Age 5 to 7
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Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

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.

Train Tactics for Two

Age 7 to 11
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Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

Dragons and Swans

Age 5 to 7
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A game for two players. You'll need some counters.

Online

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.

Coordinate Cunning

Age 7 to 11
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A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.

Board Block Challenge

Age 7 to 11
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Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

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.

Making Maths: Snake Pits

Age 5 to 14
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A game to make and play based on the number line.

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.

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.

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.

Tangram Pictures

Age 5 to 14
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Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

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.

Low Go

Age 7 to 16
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A game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.

Shut the Box

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

Intersection Sums Sudoku

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