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?

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?

Arrange the numbers 1 to 6 in each set of circles below. The sum of each side of the triangle should equal the number in its centre.

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

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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?

Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?

How would you count the number of fingers in these pictures?

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

What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?

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

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

Explore Alex's number plumber. What questions would you like to ask? What do you think is happening to the numbers?

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?

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

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

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

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?

These sixteen children are standing in four lines of four, one behind the other. They are each holding a card with a number on it. Can you work out the missing numbers?

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?

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?

Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

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?

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?

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?

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!

Jack's mum bought some candles to use on his birthday cakes and when his sister was born, she used them on her cakes too. Can you use the information to find out when Kate was born?

There are over sixty different ways of making 24 by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing all four numbers 4, 6, 6 and 8 (using each number only once). How many can you find?

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

Claire thinks she has the most sports cards in her album. "I have 12 pages with 2 cards on each page", says Claire. Ross counts his cards. "No! I have 3 cards on each of my pages and there are. . . .

Tim had nine cards each with a different number from 1 to 9 on it. How could he have put them into three piles so that the total in each pile was 15?

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?