During the third hour after midnight the hands on a clock point in the same direction (so one hand is over the top of the other). At what time, to the nearest second, does this happen?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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.
Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.
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?
Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?
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?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
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?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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 make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A lady has a steel rod and a wooden pole and she knows the length of each. How can she measure out an 8 unit piece of pole?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
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.
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to 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?
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?
Which times on a digital clock have a line of symmetry? Which look the same upside-down? You might like to try this investigation and find out!
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
This is an adding game for two players.
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.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Arrange three 1s, three 2s and three 3s in this square so that every row, column and diagonal adds to the same total.
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?
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?
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.
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?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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.