This activity is best done with a whole class or in a large group. Can you match the cards? What happens when you add pairs of the numbers together?

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.

In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?

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?

These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is numerical, one geometric.

Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left over each time? Can you explain why?

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?

Katie had a pack of 20 cards numbered from 1 to 20. She arranged the cards into 6 unequal piles where each pile added to the same total. What was the total and how could this be done?

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?

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?

The value of the circle changes in each of the following problems. Can you discover its value in each problem?

What do you notice about the date 03.06.09? Or 08.01.09? This challenge invites you to investigate some interesting dates yourself.

Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?

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

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?

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

Lolla bought a balloon at the circus. She gave the clown six coins to pay for it. What could Lolla have paid for the balloon?

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

Vera is shopping at a market with these coins in her purse. Which things could she give exactly the right amount for?

Write the numbers up to 64 in an interesting way so that the shape they make at the end is interesting, different, more exciting ... than just a square.

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?

Can you score 100 by throwing rings on this board? Is there more than way to do it?

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?

Ten cards are put into five envelopes so that there are two cards in each envelope. The sum of the numbers inside it is written on each envelope. What numbers could be inside the envelopes?

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?

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

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.

This group activity will encourage you to share calculation strategies and to think about which strategy might be the most efficient.

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 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

Tell your friends that you have a strange calculator that turns numbers backwards. What secret number do you have to enter to make 141 414 turn around?

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?

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

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?

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

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