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 the flower?

Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.

Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.

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 draw a continuous line through 16 numbers on this grid so that the total of the numbers you pass through is as high as possible?

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?

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

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?

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.

In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.

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?

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?

There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?

Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).

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?

The Scot, John Napier, invented these strips about 400 years ago to help calculate multiplication and division. Can you work out how to use Napier's bones to find the answer to these multiplications?

Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.

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.

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?

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.

A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!

Use 4 four times with simple operations so that you get the answer 12. Can you make 15, 16 and 17 too?

Find out what a Deca Tree is and then work out how many leaves there will be after the woodcutter has cut off a trunk, a branch, a twig and a leaf.

Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.

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?

A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

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.

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.

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 same height?

The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?

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.

On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?

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?

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.

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.

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?

Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?

This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.

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.

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?