Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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.
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?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
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.
A number game requiring a strategy.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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.
Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?
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.
This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
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 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
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. . . .
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
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.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
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 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.
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.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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.
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.
Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
This is an adding game for two players.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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?
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
These tasks and games are written for a child and adult to try together.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.