Time for some games…

Following on from my recent recommendation of the wonderful collection of activities,  Maths At Home from Nrich, have a look also at their collection of games and activities. These are designed for use with tablets or computers.

Perhaps try some pencil and paper games as an alternative to screens.

Pencil and Paper Games

Pencil and Paper Games.com

The site Pencil and Paper Games.com includes some topological and number games, all the games can be played with pencil and paper, though many of the games can be played online if you wish.

Daisy (NRICH)
daisy nrichPlay on paper or use the online version.

The winner is the player who shades the last petal.


Noughts and crosses or try Endless Noughts and crosses from Nrich
The classic Game – if you go first can you ensure that you win?
Noughts and Crosses – Strategy
Note also these games from Nrich, try Online, Fifteen and Jam try these in the order given. What do you notice about the strategies for these games?

Odd Tic Tac (noughts and crosses variant) (NRICH)

Square It (NRICH game)  Also known as ‘Boxes
Players take it in turns to click on a dot on the grid – first player’s dots will be red and the second player’s (or computer’s) will be blue. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined by straight lines to form a square.
Note you can click ‘Full Screen Version’

SproutsTry playing Sprouts, another game where all you need is pencil and paper. See this article from Nrich ‘Sprouts Explained’


Perton Maths Egg Challenge

Perton Maths – Egg Challenge 1

Perton Maths Department are great for providing seasonal challenges and this Easter is no exception, see Challenges 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.


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