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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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?
Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.
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.
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
Claire thinks she has the most sports cards in her album. "I have
12 pages with 2 cards on each page", says Claire. Ross counts his
cards. "No! I have 3 cards on each of my pages and there are. . . .
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?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
Annie cut this numbered cake into 3 pieces with 3 cuts so that the
numbers on each piece added to the same total. Where were the cuts
and what fraction of the whole cake was each piece?
Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book.
How many pages does the book have?
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?
Peter, Melanie, Amil and Jack received a total of 38 chocolate
eggs. Use the information to work out how many eggs each person
As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?
This is an adding game for two players.
Can you follow the rule to decode the messages?
Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which
route will give the fastest journey?
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the
triangle adds to the same total.
If the numbers 5, 7 and 4 go into this function machine, what
numbers will come out?
The Scot, John Napier, invented these strips about 400 years ago to
help calculate multiplication and division. Can you work out how to
use Napier's bones to find the answer to these multiplications?
Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice?
How could you sort the cards?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
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?
How would you count the number of fingers in these pictures?
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
On a calculator, make 15 by using only the 2 key and any of the
four operations keys. How many ways can you find to do it?
Rocco ran in a 200 m race for his class. Use the information to
find out how many runners there were in the race and what Rocco's
finishing position was.
Amy has a box containing domino pieces but she does not think it is a complete set. She has 24 dominoes in her box and there are 125 spots on them altogether. Which of her domino pieces are missing?
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?
On the table there is a pile of oranges and lemons that weighs
exactly one kilogram. Using the information, can you work out how
many lemons there are?
Use 4 four times with simple operations so that you get the answer 12. Can you make 15, 16 and 17 too?
Can you draw a continuous line through 16 numbers on this grid so
that the total of the numbers you pass through is as high as
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.
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
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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.
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and
diagonal equal to 15.
Ben’s class were making cutting up number tracks. First they
cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What
patterns could they see?
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner
numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
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?
Find out what a Deca Tree is and then work out how many leaves
there will be after the woodcutter has cut off a trunk, a branch, a
twig and a leaf.
There are three buckets each of which holds a maximum of 5 litres.
Use the clues to work out how much liquid there is in each bucket.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer
these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?
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?
The value of the circle changes in each of the following problems.
Can you discover its value in each problem?
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?