Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

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

Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.

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?

Number problems at primary level that may require determination.

Find out what a Deca Tree is and then work out how many leaves there will be after the woodcutter has cut off a trunk, a branch, a twig and a leaf.

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.

Annie cut this numbered cake into 3 pieces with 3 cuts so that the numbers on each piece added to the same total. Where were the cuts and what fraction of the whole cake was each piece?

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?

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

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

Ten cards are put into five envelopes so that there are two cards in each envelope. The sum of the numbers inside it is written on each envelope. What numbers could be inside the envelopes?

The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?

Use 4 four times with simple operations so that you get the answer 12. Can you make 15, 16 and 17 too?

Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field.

On the table there is a pile of oranges and lemons that weighs exactly one kilogram. Using the information, can you work out how many lemons there are?

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).

On a calculator, make 15 by using only the 2 key and any of the four operations keys. How many ways can you find to do it?

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

There are three buckets each of which holds a maximum of 5 litres. Use the clues to work out how much liquid there is in each bucket.

Can you design a new shape for the twenty-eight squares and arrange the numbers in a logical way? What patterns do you notice?

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.

Rocco ran in a 200 m race for his class. Use the information to find out how many runners there were in the race and what Rocco's finishing position was.

Investigate what happens when you add house numbers along a street in different ways.

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?

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

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

A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.

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?

A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

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

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

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?

Here are the prices for 1st and 2nd class mail within the UK. You have an unlimited number of each of these stamps. Which stamps would you need to post a parcel weighing 825g?

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?

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.

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?

Where can you draw a line on a clock face so that the numbers on both sides have 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?

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

Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.

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 this 100 square, look at the green square which contains the numbers 2, 3, 12 and 13. What is the sum of the numbers that are diagonally opposite each other? What do you notice?