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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?

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?

Diagonal Product Sudoku

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

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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?

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.

Wallpaper Sudoku

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

Daisy

Age 7 to 11
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Got a Strategy for Last Biscuit?

Age 11 to 16
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Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

Fractions and Percentages Card Game

Age 11 to 16
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Can you find the pairs that represent the same amount of money?

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.

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.

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.

Countdown

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

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.

More Upper Primary Strategy Games

Age 7 to 11

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

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?

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?

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.

Sliding Puzzle

Age 11 to 16
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The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

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?

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.

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?

Diamond Collector

Age 11 to 16
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Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

Twin Corresponding Sudokus II

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

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.

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.

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.

Tac-tickle

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

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.

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.

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?

For Two

Age 5 to 11

These tasks and games are written for a child and adult to try together.

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!

Estimating Angles

Age 7 to 14
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How good are you at estimating angles?

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.

Have You Got It?

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

The Triangle Game

Age 11 to 16
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Can you discover whether this is a fair game?

Poker Bingo

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

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?