Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
This is an adding game for two players.
The picture shows a lighthouse and many underwater creatures. If
you know the markings on the lighthouse are 1m apart, can you work
out the distances between some of the different creatures?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
The value of the circle changes in each of the following problems. Can you discover its value in each problem?
Can you use the information to find out which cards I have used?
Investigate this balance which is marked in halves. If you had a weight on the left-hand 7, where could you hang two weights on the right to make it balance?
Amy's mum had given her £2.50 to spend. She bought four times as many pens as pencils and was given 40p change. How many of each did she buy?
Can you go through this maze so that the numbers you pass add to exactly 100?
This challenge combines addition, multiplication, perseverance and even proof.
Amy has a box containing domino pieces but she does not think it is a complete set. She has 24 dominoes in her box and there are 125 spots on them altogether. Which of her domino pieces are missing?
Ten cards are put into five envelopes so that there are two cards in each envelope. The sum of the numbers inside it is written on each envelope. What numbers could be inside the envelopes?
This task combines spatial awareness with addition and multiplication.
Katie had a pack of 20 cards numbered from 1 to 20. She arranged
the cards into 6 unequal piles where each pile added to the same
total. What was the total and how could this be done?
Ram divided 15 pennies among four small bags. He could then pay any sum of money from 1p to 15p without opening any bag. How many pennies did Ram put in each bag?
Roll two red dice and a green dice. Add the two numbers on the red dice and take away the number on the green. What are all the different possibilities that could come up?
When you throw two regular, six-faced dice you have more chance of getting one particular result than any other. What result would that be? Why is this?
How could you arrange at least two dice in a stack so that the total of the visible spots is 18?
This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.