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Ratio Sudoku 3

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.

Ratio Sudoku 1

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

Ratio Sudoku 2

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

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?

Winning Lines

Age 7 to 16

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

Spiralling Decimals

Age 7 to 14
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Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?

One, Three, Five, Seven

Age 11 to 16
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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.

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.

Nim-7 for Two

Age 5 to 14
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Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

Intersection Sudoku 1

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku with a twist.

Have You Got It?

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

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?

Intersection Sudoku 2

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku with a twist.

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.

Up and Down Donkey

Age 5 to 11
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A number card game for 2-6 players.

Nim-7

Age 5 to 14
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Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

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.

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!

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.

Nice or Nasty for Two

Age 7 to 14
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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.

Nice or Nasty

Age 7 to 14
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There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

Pentanim

Age 7 to 16
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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.

History Mystery

Age 7 to 16
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Can you identify the mathematicians?

Dicey Operations

Age 11 to 14
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Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

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.

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.

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 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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dicey Operations in Line for Two

Age 7 to 11
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Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

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.

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. . . .

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Twin Corresponding Sudoku III

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.

Twin Corresponding Sudokus II

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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. . . .

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.