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Introducing Finska at your school is easy.  The rules of the game can be taught in the classroom first with “bums on seats” using the online version via smartboard.  Once outside, we recommend students are paired with a partner and games are played two versus two so four students share a set.  This helps develop teamwork and joint problem solving as the game evolves. Students are encouraged to monitor their own score but also to tactically react to that of their opponents. e.g if the opposing team are on 37, students must deduce they need 13 to win and consider how best to advance their score whilst limiting the likelihood their opponents can achieve their target. In mathematical terms, Finska directly reinforces the mathematical concepts of addition, subtraction, likelihod, risk assessment, one versus many and can be extended to support multiplication.

MORE THAN 100 NSW PRIMARY SCHOOLS  HAVE ADOPTED FINSKA AS A FUN WAY TO DEVELOP  NUMERACY SKILLS THROUGH PLAY

“Finska is a great game that reinforces number skills, promotes team work and develops hand/eye coordination”

Deputy Principal

Manly Vale Primary School

Finska in schools

Finska is a flexible resource that makes numeracy fun.


  1. 1.Traditional Finska - a race to exactly 50 points.

  2. 2.“Reverse Finska”- gets the kids counting backwards from 50 to zero

  3. 3.“Finska 250” for more advanced kids - two throws per turn, students can elect to multiply or add the two scores, first to exactly 250 wins

  4. 4.“Junior Finska” - reduce the number of pins and target score for younger students.  A small beanbag may optionally replace the throwing pin.

  5. 5.“Finska Number relays” - Teachers create mathematical questions.  Students must run and fetch the correct pins to answer the question.  If correct the next student receives the next question.

  6. 6.Finska activity and score sheets including number lines to assist scoring by counting on are available

  7. 7.DISCOUNTED SCHOOLS PRICING IS AVAILABLE. VIA EMAIL ENQUIRY.

As much as we’d like to say that we had this grand plan for the success of Finska in schools, that wouldn’t quite be accurate.    Truth be told, schools discovered Finska and encouraged us to help introduce the game and spread the word.  We’ve since discovered that what makes it special   is the combination of strategy, m

ACTIVE LEARNING

ental arithmetic, and outdoor active play that supports educational objectives in a fun positive way.  The kids think they’re just having fun.  The teachers know better.  It’s good fun but also a genuinely good way of reinforcing what’s learned in the classroom through non-threatening competitive exercise.  That’s win-win and supported by the feedback provided by primary schools.  “The class cheers when the Finska comes out.  As a teacher, that’s the kind of learning activity that works for all of us”.