During the third hour after midnight the hands on a clock point in the same direction (so one hand is over the top of the other). At what time, to the nearest second, does this happen?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
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 hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
A lady has a steel rod and a wooden pole and she knows the length of each. How can she measure out an 8 unit piece of pole?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?
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.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
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?
Which times on a digital clock have a line of symmetry? Which look the same upside-down? You might like to try this investigation and find out!
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.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.
This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.
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?
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?
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 your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
This is an adding game for two players.
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?
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?
Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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.
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
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!
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.