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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.

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?

Chocolate Bars

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

An interactive 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.

Sumo

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A number game requiring a strategy.

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.

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?

Totality

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

This is an adding game for two players.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

Primary Advent Calendar 2010

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Daisy

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.

More Upper Primary Strategy Games

Age 7 to 11

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

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.

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?

Coordinate Cunning

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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.

Countdown

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

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.

Tug Harder!

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

Fraction Card Game

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you match the halves in this interactive game?

Roundabout

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

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.

Train Tactics

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Criss Cross Quiz

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Building Stars

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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?

Wild Jack

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

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 Operations in Line

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing 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 Addition

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

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.

First Connect Three

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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?

Tug of War

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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