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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.

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?

Countdown

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

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.

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.

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?

Matching Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Age 7 to 14
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Can you match pairs of fractions, decimals and percentages, and beat your previous scores?

Flip Flop - Matching Cards

Age 5 to 11
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Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.

Chocolate Bars

Age 7 to 11
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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.

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.

Got a Strategy for Last Biscuit?

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

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?

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.

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.

Got It

Age 7 to 14
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A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

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.

Wallpaper Sudoku

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

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.

History Mystery

Age 7 to 16
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Can you identify the mathematicians?

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.

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!

Factors and Multiples Game for Two

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

Tac-tickle

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Charlie's Delightful Machine

Age 11 to 16
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Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

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.

Twin Corresponding Sudoku III

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

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.

Twin Corresponding Sudokus II

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

Diamond Collector

Age 11 to 16
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Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

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?

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.

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.

Diagonal Product Sudoku

Age 11 to 16
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Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

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?

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.

Factors and Multiples Game

Age 7 to 16
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A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

For Two

Age 5 to 11

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

Subtraction Squares

Age 5 to 11
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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?

First Connect Three

Age 7 to 14
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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?

Estimating Angles

Age 7 to 14
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How good are you at estimating angles?