On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer
these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and
diagonal equal to 15.
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?
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
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?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which
route will give the fastest journey?
As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?
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. . . .
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?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
This is an adding game for two players.
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice?
How could you sort the cards?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
Place this "worm" on the 100 square and find the total of the four
squares it covers. Keeping its head in the same place, what other
totals can you make?
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?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
These caterpillars have 16 parts. What different shapes do they make if each part lies in the small squares of a 4 by 4 square?
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?
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
Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
Annie and Ben are playing a game with a calculator. What was
Annie's secret number?
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?
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?
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
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which
are different heights.
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?
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?
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?
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.
These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is
numerical, one geometric.
Mrs Morgan, the class's teacher, pinned numbers onto the backs of
three children. Use the information to find out what the three
Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.
Investigate what happens when you add house numbers along a street
in different ways.