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Four Go

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Countdown

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

Dicey Operations

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

Four Go for Two

Age 7 to 11
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Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?

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?

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

Do You Measure Up?

Age 7 to 11
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A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

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.

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.

Using Games in the Classroom

Age 7 to 16

Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.

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. . . .

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.

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.

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.

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!

More Upper Primary Strategy Games

Age 7 to 11

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

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.

Troublesome Triangles

Age 7 to 14
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Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple. . . .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Criss Cross Quiz

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

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.

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.

Tac-tickle

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

Wild Jack

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.

Tandems

Age 7 to 11
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A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.

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?

Dicey Operations in Line

Age 7 to 11
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Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Intersection Sums Sudoku

Age 7 to 16
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A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

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.

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

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.

Lambs and Tigers

Age 11 to 14
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Investigations based on an Indian game.

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.

Part the Piles

Age 7 to 11
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Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

Noughts and Crosses

Age 7 to 11
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A game for two people that everybody knows. If you play correctly you never lose!

Totality for Two

Age 5 to 11
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Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.

Dominoes

Age 7 to 16
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Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.

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...

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.

Intersection Sudoku 1

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku with a twist.

Twin Corresponding Sudokus II

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