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. . . .

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.

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

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 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.

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

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?

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.

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

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

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

Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.

How would you count the number of fingers in these pictures?

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

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

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.

The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?

Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.

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

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

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 possible?

Can you design a new shape for the twenty-eight squares and arrange the numbers in a logical way? What patterns do you notice?

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

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?

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

A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!

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

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

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?

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.

Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?

Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?

Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

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

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

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

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?

Benâ€™s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.

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?

Jack's mum bought some candles to use on his birthday cakes and when his sister was born, she used them on her cakes too. Can you use the information to find out when Kate was born?

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?

Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?

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

Can you find 2 butterflies to go on each flower so that the numbers on each pair of butterflies adds to the same number as the one on the flower?

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

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