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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 CLUB?

Everybody loves Top Trumps! Top Trumps is fast-paced, super competitive, and easy for anyone to pick up and enjoy.

It’s 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.

TOP TRUMPS HAS PROVEN EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

In 2011, The National Children’s Bureau (The NCB) carried out some research and found that Top Trumps helps 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, 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
Click here to read a summary of the report.
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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. Why not try them with your pupils and tell us what you think!

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!