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

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

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Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?

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A game for 2 players. Set out 16 counters in rows of 1,3,5 and 7. Players take turns to remove any number of counters from a row. The player left with the last counter looses.

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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.

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Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

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Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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Can you find the pairs that represent the same amount of money?

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

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

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Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

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.

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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!

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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.

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Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

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

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A game for 2 players with similarities to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.

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

This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

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

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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. . . .

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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.

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

What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.

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.

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Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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. . . .

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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.