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?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
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.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
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.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
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 your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
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?
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
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
Can you hang weights in the right place to make 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.
We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. Then we build around that red cube with blue cubes and so on. How many cubes of each colour have we used?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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 a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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.
This is an adding game for two players.
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
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.
Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find
out how long they take.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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!
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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?
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?