BENEFITS FOR YOUR SCHOOL
Discover why Top Trumps is more than just a cool card game
when it comes to teaching, learning and development

 

 

WHY TAKE PART IN THE
TOP TRUMPS SCHOOLS
TOURNAMENT?

Everybody loves Top Trumps. They're fast-paced, super competitive, and easy for anyone to pick up and enjoy.

They're also a great tool for teaching and learning; whether it's teaching kids the size of jungle predators or opening a discussion on the 1936 Olympic Games, we know that kids love to learn heaps of amazing facts and stats through Top Trumps.

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CAMOUFLAGED LEARNING


As well as being great fun and as popular as ever with primary school children, parents and teachers also love Top Trumps as it delivers a range of educational benefits through 'camouflaged learning'.

The National Children's Bureau (The NCB) carried out some research on the National Schools Top Trumps Tournament and found that Top Trumps does help children improve their basic numeracy and literacy, as well as help them gain and deepen their knowledge on the subject matter covered in the pack.

Click here to read a summary of the report.

TOP TRUMPS HAS PROVEN
EDUCATION BENEFITS

In 2011, The National Children's Bureau (The NCB) carried out some research on the National Schools Top Trumps Tournament and found that Top Trumps does help children improve their basic numeracy and literacy, as well as help them gain and deepen their knowledge on the subject matter covered in the pack.
Among teachers who were interviewed as part of the study during last year's Top Trumps Tournament, many agreed that playing Top Trumps enabled children to:

  • Practice reading skills
  • Learn new words or mathematical terms such as units
  • Exercise number skills such as comparing heights, weights, dates, or rating scales
  • Hone decision-making skills/ ability to make choices
  • Develop lateral thinking and strategic play
  • Find out and retain new facts and figures.
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OTHER WAYS TOP TRUMPS
WORKS IN SCHOOLS

SCHOOL CLUB
Why not find out more about our School Club?
www.toptrumps.com/schoolclub


TES RESOURCES
Through partnership with TES Resources, lots of teachers are sharing their amazing Top Trumps resources online. You can access the entire collection, for both primary and secondary teaching here. TES Maths adviser Craig Barton has also gathered together his favourite Top Trumps resources for secondary maths. Why not try them with your pupils and tell us what you think!

 

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TOP TRUMPS -
THE UK'S MOST POPULAR CARD GAME

A survey carried out in 2016 showed that Top Trumps is the most well-known, most played and owned card game in the UK. Out of all those who have played Top Trumps, 87% would recommend the game to a friend!