There are 49 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to PrimaryGames-Number, you may find related items under Primary Games.Broad Topics > Primary Games > PrimaryGames-Number
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
This is a game in which your counters move in a spiral round the snail's shell. It is about understanding tens and units.
We think this 3x3 version of the game is often harder than the 5x5 version. Do you agree? If so, why do you think that might be?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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?
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 game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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.
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
Can you match pairs of fractions, decimals and percentages, and beat your previous scores?
This is an adding game for two players.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
These games use ten-frames to develop children's 'sense of ten'.
These games devised by Jenni Way use dot cards which will help children see the structure of numbers 1-6 and give them confidence as they begin to add and subtract these numbers.
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.
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 for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Dotty Six game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have three sixes in a straight line?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
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.
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 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A collection of games on the NIM theme
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.
All you need for this game is a pack of cards. While you play the game, think about strategies that will increase your chances of winning.
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.