Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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?
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
Can you find 2 butterflies to go on each flower so that the numbers on each pair of butterflies adds to the same number as the one on the flower?
There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of 10 eggs. Can you use the information given to find out how many eggs are in each basket?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?
Arrange three 1s, three 2s and three 3s in this square so that every row, column and diagonal adds to the same total.
Tim had nine cards each with a different number from 1 to 9 on it. How could he have put them into three piles so that the total in each pile was 15?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
This is an adding game for two players.
Woof is a big dog. Yap is a little dog. Emma has 16 dog biscuits to give to the two dogs. She gave Woof 4 more biscuits than Yap. How many biscuits did each dog get?
If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?
This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.
Can you use the information to find out which cards I have used?
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 34. For an extra challenge try the huge American Flag magic square.
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?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Sam got into an elevator. He went down five floors, up six floors, down seven floors, then got out on the second floor. On what floor did he get on?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
If each of these three shapes has a value, can you find the totals of the combinations? Perhaps you can use the shapes to make the given totals?
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
Claire thinks she has the most sports cards in her album. "I have 12 pages with 2 cards on each page", says Claire. Ross counts his cards. "No! I have 3 cards on each of my pages and there are. . . .
In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.
Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?
These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is numerical, one geometric.
Leah and Tom each have a number line. Can you work out where their counters will land? What are the secret jumps they make with their counters?