Can you arrange fifteen dominoes so that all the touching domino
pieces add to 6 and the ends join up? Can you make all the joins
add to 7?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Can you find 2 butterflies to go on each flower so that the numbers
on each pair of butterflies adds to the same number as the one on
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
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?
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?
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.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice?
How could you sort the cards?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
There are to be 6 homes built on a new development site. They could
be semi-detached, detached or terraced houses. How many different
combinations of these can you find?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
How could you put eight beanbags in the hoops so that there are
four in the blue hoop, five in the red and six in the yellow? Can
you find all the ways of doing this?
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the
triangle adds to the same total.
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
Sam got into an elevator. He went down five floors, up six floors, down seven floors, then got out on the second floor. On what floor did he get on?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
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.
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?
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.
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and
diagonal equal to 15.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
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?
Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these
operations. What number do you end on?
At the beginning of May Tom put his tomato plant outside. On the
same day he sowed a bean in another pot. When will the two be the
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?
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
Here you see the front and back views of a dodecahedron. Each
vertex has been numbered so that the numbers around each pentagonal
face add up to 65. Can you find all the missing numbers?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
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?
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?
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?
This big box adds something to any number that goes into it. If you know the numbers that come out, what addition might be going on in the box?
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?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both
sides once you've made the pieces?
If you have ten counters numbered 1 to 10, how many can you put into pairs that add to 10? Which ones do you have to leave out? Why?