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How Long Does it Take?

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Play to 37

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

Part the Piles

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

Counters

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

Matching Time

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

First Connect Three for Two

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

Countdown

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Sliding Game

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Train Tactics

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Odds and Threes

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

Jumping Reindeer

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

Fractions and Coins Game

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Making Maths: Happy Families

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Online

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

Ratio Pairs 2

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.

Diagonal Sums Sudoku

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

Asteroid Blast

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Gotcha

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Multiplication Tables - Matching Cards

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

100 Percent

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .

Double or Halve?

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Less Is More

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?

Strike it Out

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

Incey Wincey Spider

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

Stop the Clock

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

Money Line-up

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Ten-frames Games

Age 3 to 7

These games use ten-frames to develop children's 'sense of ten'.

Train Tactics for Two

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Strike it Out for Two

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Incey Wincey Spider for Two

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

Stop the Clock for Two

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Dicey Addition

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

Latin Lilies

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

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?

Dicey Operations in Line

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Calculator Bingo

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.

Down to Nothing

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

Twinkle Twinkle

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

Odd Tic Tac

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

An odd version of tic tac toe

Noughts and Crosses

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

Pass the Peas, Please

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Totality

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

This is an adding game for two players.

Poker Bingo

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game played with a standard pack of cards.

Flip Flop - Matching Cards

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.

Subtraction Squares

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

Using Games in the Classroom

Age 7 to 16

Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.

Nice or Nasty

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

Games from Around the World

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

18 Hole Light Golf

Age 5 to 16 Challenge Level:

The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4 or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them off again?