A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
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.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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.
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. . . .
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
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.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
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.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.
Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
These tasks and games are written for a child and adult to try together.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two of the numbers to multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row?
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
This is an adding game for two players.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4 or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them off again?
A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.