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Do You Measure Up?

Age 7 to 11
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A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

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?

Countdown

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

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.

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.

Criss Cross Quiz

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

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.

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?

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.

Got a Strategy for Last Biscuit?

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

More Upper Primary Strategy Games

Age 7 to 11

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

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.

Diagonal Sums Sudoku

Age 7 to 16
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Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wallpaper Sudoku

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

Play to 37

Age 7 to 11
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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.

Ratio Sudoku 1

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

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.

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.

Olympic Cards

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

Twin Corresponding Sudokus II

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

Ratio Sudoku 2

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

Quadruple Clue Sudoku

Age 11 to 16
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Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.

Intersection Sudoku 1

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku with a twist.

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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

Tac-tickle

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

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.

Twin Corresponding Sudoku III

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

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.

Patience

Age 11 to 14
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A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?

Winning Lines

Age 7 to 16

An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.

Traffic Lights

Age 7 to 11
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The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play, either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a line. . . .

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.

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.

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.

Squayles

Age 11 to 14
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A game for 2 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.

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.

History Mystery

Age 7 to 16
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Can you identify the mathematicians?

Calculator Bingo

Age 7 to 11
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This is a game for two players. What must you subtract to remove the rolled digit from your number? The first to zero wins!

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?