This is an adding game for two players.
The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?
Can you draw a continuous line through 16 numbers on this grid so that the total of the numbers you pass through is as high as possible?
In this problem you have to place four by four magic squares on the faces of a cube so that along each edge of the cube the numbers match.
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?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Mrs Morgan, the class's teacher, pinned numbers onto the backs of three children. Use the information to find out what the three numbers were.
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Cassandra, David and Lachlan are brothers and sisters. They range in age between 1 year and 14 years. Can you figure out their exact ages from the clues?
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?
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.
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is odd.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
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.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
Arrange the numbers 1 to 6 in each set of circles below. The sum of each side of the triangle should equal the number in its centre.
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
What is happening at each box in these machines?
You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?
This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!
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?
Where can you draw a line on a clock face so that the numbers on both sides have the same total?
A lady has a steel rod and a wooden pole and she knows the length of each. How can she measure out an 8 unit piece of pole?
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?
Can you arrange fifteen dominoes so that all the touching domino pieces add to 6 and the ends join up? Can you make all the joins add to 7?
Vera is shopping at a market with these coins in her purse. Which things could she give exactly the right amount for?
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?
This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!
This task combines spatial awareness with addition and multiplication.
Tell your friends that you have a strange calculator that turns numbers backwards. What secret number do you have to enter to make 141 414 turn around?
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
Well now, what would happen if we lost all the nines in our number system? Have a go at writing the numbers out in this way and have a look at the multiplications table.
There are 4 jugs which hold 9 litres, 7 litres, 4 litres and 2 litres. Find a way to pour 9 litres of drink from one jug to another until you are left with exactly 3 litres in three of the jugs.
On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?
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?
Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?
The Scot, John Napier, invented these strips about 400 years ago to help calculate multiplication and division. Can you work out how to use Napier's bones to find the answer to these multiplications?
Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?
Can you score 100 by throwing rings on this board? Is there more than way to do it?
The value of the circle changes in each of the following problems. Can you discover its value in each problem?