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Factors and Multiples Game for Two

Age 7 to 14
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Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

Statement Snap

Age 7 to 14
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You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...

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?

Charlie's Delightful Machine

Age 11 to 16
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Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

Diagonal Product Sudoku

Age 11 to 16
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Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

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.

Chocolate Bars

Age 7 to 11
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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.

Gotcha

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

Got It

Age 7 to 14
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A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

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.

Got it for Two

Age 7 to 14
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Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 2.types of Games

Age 5 to 14

This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.

Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 1. Why Games?

Age 5 to 14

This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.

Primary Advent Calendar 2010

Age 5 to 11
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Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.

More Upper Primary Strategy Games

Age 7 to 11

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

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.

Down to Nothing

Age 7 to 11
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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.

Less Is More

Age 5 to 11
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Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?

Jumping Reindeer

Age 7 to 11
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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.

Roundabout

Age 7 to 11
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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.

Games from Around the World

Age 5 to 11
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Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.

Using Games in the Classroom

Age 7 to 16

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

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.

Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 4. from Strategy Games

Age 5 to 14

Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .

Making Maths: Snake Pits

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

Seasonal Twin Sudokus

Age 11 to 16
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This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?

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.

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!

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.

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.

Twin Corresponding Sudokus II

Age 11 to 16
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Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

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.

The Remainders Game

Age 7 to 14
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Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

Twin Corresponding Sudoku III

Age 11 to 16
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Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

Tac-tickle

Age 5 to 11
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This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

Wallpaper Sudoku

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

Strike it Out for Two

Age 5 to 11
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Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

Spiralling Decimals for Two

Age 7 to 14
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Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?

Dicey Operations in Line

Age 7 to 11
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Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Intersection Sums Sudoku

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

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.

Poker Bingo

Age 5 to 11
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A game played with a standard pack of cards.

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.

Dicey Addition

Age 5 to 11
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Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

Subtraction Squares

Age 5 to 11
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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?

Twinkle Twinkle

Age 7 to 14
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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.

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?

Have You Got It?

Age 11 to 14
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Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

Slippery Snail

Age 7 to 16
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A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.

Noughts and Crosses

Age 7 to 11
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A game for two people that everybody knows. If you play correctly you never lose!