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How Long Does it Take?

Age 7 to 11
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How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?

Asteroid Blast

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

Sumo

Age 7 to 11
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A number game requiring a strategy.

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.

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?

Totality

Age 5 to 11
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This is an adding game for two players.

First Connect Three for Two

Age 7 to 11
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First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

Counters

Age 7 to 11
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Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

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.

The Twelve Pointed Star Game

Age 7 to 11
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Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?

Odds and Threes

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.

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?

Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

Age 7 to 11
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In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?

The Remainders Game

Age 7 to 14
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Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

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...

Dicey Addition

Age 5 to 11
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Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

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!

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.

Wallpaper Sudoku

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

Criss Cross Quiz

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

Tug Harder!

Age 7 to 11
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In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Countdown

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

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.

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.

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.

Dicey Operations

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

Twin Corresponding Sudoku III

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

Twin Corresponding Sudokus II

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

More Upper Primary Strategy Games

Age 7 to 11

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

Tac-tickle

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

Diagonal Product Sudoku

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

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.

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.

Up and Down Donkey

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

Twinkle Twinkle

Age 7 to 14
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A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

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!

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.

Poker Bingo

Age 5 to 11
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A game played with a standard pack of cards.