Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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.

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

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

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.

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?

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?

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.

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

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

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

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 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

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 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

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?

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.

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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.

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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?

This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains 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 oponent.

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

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