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?

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.

Imagine a pyramid which is built in square layers of small cubes. If we number the cubes from the top, starting with 1, can you picture which cubes are directly below this first cube?

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these operations. What number do you end on?

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?

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

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

Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?

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

If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

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

Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?

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

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

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.

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?

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

This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.

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?

We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. Then we build around that red cube with blue cubes and so on. How many cubes of each colour have we used?

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?

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?

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

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?

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

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.

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

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

Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

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?

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?

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?

Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?

This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!

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

A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.

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

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

Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?

Ram divided 15 pennies among four small bags. He could then pay any sum of money from 1p to 15p without opening any bag. How many pennies did Ram put in each bag?

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

Add the sum of the squares of four numbers between 10 and 20 to the sum of the squares of three numbers less than 6 to make the square of another, larger, number.