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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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.

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

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

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.

How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.

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 number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.

In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?

Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

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?

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

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 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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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 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.

Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?

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?

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!

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?

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

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 the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?

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

This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.

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.