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Ratio Sudoku 3

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.

Ratio Sudoku 2

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

Ratio Sudoku 1

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

Fractions and Percentages Card Game

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Got it for Two

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Train Tactics

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Up and Down Donkey

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A number card game for 2-6 players.

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.

Nice or Nasty

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

One, Three, Five, Seven

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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.

Dicey Operations

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Pentanim

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

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.

Calculator Bingo

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

History Mystery

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you identify the mathematicians?

Spiralling Decimals

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

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.

Train Tactics for Two

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Nim-7 for Two

Age 5 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

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.

Have You Got It?

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Winning Lines

Age 7 to 16

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

Nice or Nasty for Two

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Nim-7

Age 5 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

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.

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.

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.

Seasonal Twin Sudokus

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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. . . .

Down to Nothing

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

Traffic Lights

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

Patience

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?

Intersection Sudoku 1

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

A Sudoku with a twist.

Sliding Puzzle

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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.

Tac-tickle

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

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.

Quadrilaterals Game

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy.

Countdown

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Fifteen

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

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.

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?

For Two

Age 5 to 11

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

Spiralling Decimals for Two

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Board Block Challenge for Two

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?

Totality for Two

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.

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?

Dicey Operations in Line for Two

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Play to 37

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

More Upper Primary Strategy Games

Age 7 to 11

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