Nim is a widely popular math strategy game in which strudents will use their logic, abstract reasoning, and problem solving skills to come out the winner!
The game can have different versions - the main idea of the game is that 2 players take turns removing a certain number of pieces from the board - based on the version you are playing, you either are trying to taking the last piece, or you are to take the last piece!
This game is a great way to get your students to practice the Mathematical Practice Standards:
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
In this product are different versions of the game - with the directions on the game board itself for ease of use for your students! The versions vary by how many pieces start on the board, how many "piles" there are, or if the goal of the game is to remove the last piece, or NOT be the last one to remove the last piece!
There is even a version where students will be able to practice their skills around money - students will start with 100 cents on the board and can remove certain denominations of money until no money remains!
This game is a blast that students and adults love. It is great to have in math centers or stations, a challenge game, an activity to have when students finish, any in many other ways!
I hope your students enjoy this game as much as mine do!