Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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 see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
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?
This is an adding game for two players.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown 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?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
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?
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?
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
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!
Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book.
How many pages does the book have?
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 put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
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.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two
ladybirds in every column and every row.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
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 follow the rule to decode the messages?
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?
In how many ways could Mrs Beeswax put ten coins into her three
puddings so that each pudding ended up with at least two coins?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which
labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
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.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice?
How could you sort the cards?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
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?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
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.
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!
Imagine a pyramid which is built in square layers of small cubes.
If we number the cubes from the top, starting with 1, can you
picture which cubes are directly below this first cube?