Use the 'double-3 down' dominoes to make a square so that each side has eight dots.
Use these four dominoes to make a square that has the same number of dots on each side.
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?
Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many
sheep there are in each field.
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.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left
over each time? Can you explain why?
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner
numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
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?
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
Amy has a box containing domino pieces but she does not think it is a complete set. She has 24 dominoes in her box and there are 125 spots on them altogether. Which of her domino pieces are missing?
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the
triangle adds to the same total.
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?
Using 3 rods of integer lengths, none longer than 10 units and not
using any rod more than once, you can measure all the lengths in
whole units from 1 to 10 units. How many ways can you do this?
Leah and Tom each have a number line. Can you work out where their counters will land? What are the secret jumps they make with their counters?
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which
are different heights.
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.
If each of these three shapes has a value, can you find the totals
of the combinations? Perhaps you can use the shapes to make the
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?
Roll two red dice and a green dice. Add the two numbers on the red dice and take away the number on the green. What are all the different possibilities that could come up?
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
Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the
next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Ben’s class were making cutting up number tracks. First they
cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What
patterns could they see?
This is an adding game for two players.
This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
I was looking at the number plate of a car parked outside. Using my special code S208VBJ adds to 65. Can you crack my code and use it to find out what both of these number plates add up to?
As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?
Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make
another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same
Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square
below so that each side adds to the same total.
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?
If the numbers 5, 7 and 4 go into this function machine, what
numbers will come out?
Go through the maze, collecting and losing your money as you go.
Which route gives you the highest return? And the lowest?
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
In sheep talk the only letters used are B and A. A sequence of
words is formed by following certain rules. What do you notice when
you count the letters in each word?
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?
Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.
This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.
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?
Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which
route will give the fastest journey?
Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who
have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to
make all the different orders for 9 families?
These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is
numerical, one geometric.
You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different
ways could you score 44?
What is happening at each box in these machines?
Winifred Wytsh bought a box each of jelly babies, milk jelly bears,
yellow jelly bees and jelly belly beans. In how many different ways
could she make a jolly jelly feast with 32 legs?