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.
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?
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?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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?
This is an adding game for two players.
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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 interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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?
Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is odd.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
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 different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.
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?
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
Arrange three 1s, three 2s and three 3s in this square so that every row, column and diagonal adds to the same total.
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?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
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 numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
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?
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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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?
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?
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?
Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
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.
This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?
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?
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
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?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?
Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers?