Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
This is an adding game for two players.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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.
Can you find six numbers to go in the Daisy from which you can make all the numbers from 1 to a number bigger than 25?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
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?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your
skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit
the target score.
Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number
using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Put the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 into the squares so that the
numbers on each circle add up to the same amount. Can you find the
rule for giving another set of six numbers?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Try adding together the dates of all the days in one week. Now
multiply the first date by 7 and add 21. Can you explain what
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?
Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths.
Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your
calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add,
subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two
ladybirds in every column and every row.
This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which
labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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?
Four bags contain a large number of 1s, 3s, 5s and 7s. Pick any ten
numbers from the bags above so that their total is 37.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
Winifred Wytsh bought a box each of jelly babies, milk jelly bears,
yellow jelly bees and jelly belly beans. In how many different ways
could she make a jolly jelly feast with 32 legs?