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 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?

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?

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

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?

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

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. . . .

Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?

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.

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

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 given totals?

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

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

How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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.

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

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?

Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

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

In this 100 square, look at the green square which contains the numbers 2, 3, 12 and 13. What is the sum of the numbers that are diagonally opposite each other? What do you notice?

Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.

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?

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 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.

A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

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?