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

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.

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?

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

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 many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

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?

The picture shows a lighthouse and many underwater creatures. If you know the markings on the lighthouse are 1m apart, can you work out the distances between some of the different creatures?

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?

In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?

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

In how many ways could Mrs Beeswax put ten coins into her three puddings so that each pudding ended up with at least two coins?

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

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

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

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

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

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

Mrs Morgan, the class's teacher, pinned numbers onto the backs of three children. Use the information to find out what the three numbers were.

This magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!

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?

Can you put plus signs in so this is true? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 99 How many ways can you do it?

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

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

Try adding together the dates of all the days in one week. Now multiply the first date by 7 and add 21. Can you explain what happens?

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

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

There are 44 people coming to a dinner party. There are 15 square tables that seat 4 people. Find a way to seat the 44 people using all 15 tables, with no empty places.

Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?

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?

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.

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 cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?

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

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?

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

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 jugs.

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

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

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

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

Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers?

Cassandra, David and Lachlan are brothers and sisters. They range in age between 1 year and 14 years. Can you figure out their exact ages from the clues?

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?

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

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