Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.

In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?

This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.

Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?

A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!

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?

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

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 challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.

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.

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?

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?

How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?

Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?

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?

Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.

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?

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?

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 happens?

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?

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?

As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?

Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).

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?

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?

How could you put eight beanbags in the hoops so that there are four in the blue hoop, five in the red and six in the yellow? Can you find all the ways of doing this?

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?

Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

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.

Using 3 rods of integer lengths, none longer than 10 units and not using any rod more than once, you can measure all the lengths in whole units from 1 to 10 units. How many ways can you do this?

There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

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?

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?

Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.

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.