Maths game: Regroupy
Regroupy is a great game to practice column addition.
It can be played with 4 digit by 4 digit as shown here, but also could be 3 digit by 3 digit or even decimals.
The aim is to collect as many tokens as possible. You win tokens by rearranging your cards to maximise number of regroups (exchanges) - 2 tokens per regroup - and also by getting the greatest total amongst all who are playing - 1 token.
Maths game: Risky
Risky is great fun. How brave are you? Dare you turn over another card, or are you going to play it safe and bank what you already have?
It is suitable for all children from yr 2 upwards, but can be simplified for younger children. Simply put, the aim of the game is to get to hundred before your friend. You do this by turning cards over and adding them to your running total. You can stop and 'Bank' at anytime -play passes to your friend - but be warned - if you turn over a king or ace, you lose what you have acquired in that mini go and go back to any previously banked total - if you have one.
Maths Game: Crooked Rules
Crooked rules is a simple maths game which allows pupils to rehearse place value in a fun way. All you need is a die, pencil, paper and a friend. This game came be adapted for different year groups, but if you're up for a challenge - play closest to... let the games begin.