Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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!
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these
operations. What number do you end on?
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?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
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?
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?
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?
In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?
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.
This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
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?
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?
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?
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 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 hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both
sides once you've made the pieces?
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.
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?
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
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?
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 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square
below so that each side adds to the same total.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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?
There are 4 jugs which hold 9 litres, 7 litres, 4 litres and 2
litres. Find a way to pour 9 litres of drink from one jug to
another until you are left with exactly 3 litres in three of the
Suppose there is a train with 24 carriages which are going to be put together to make up some new trains. Can you find all the ways that this can be done?
In a Magic Square all the rows, columns and diagonals add to the 'Magic Constant'. How would you change the magic constant of this square?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Ben has five coins in his pocket. How much money might he have?
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.
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?