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

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

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.

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

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

Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME

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?

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?

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

There are over sixty different ways of making 24 by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing all four numbers 4, 6, 6 and 8 (using each number only once). How many can you find?

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 letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?

What is the largest number you can make using the three digits 2, 3 and 4 in any way you like, using any operations you like? You can only use each digit once.

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?

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

Use 4 four times with simple operations so that you get the answer 12. Can you make 15, 16 and 17 too?

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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?

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

This article suggests some ways of making sense of calculations involving positive and negative numbers.

Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!

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

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

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.

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?

Find at least one way to put in some operation signs (+ - x ÷) to make these digits come to 100.

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?

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?

Can you find which shapes you need to put into the grid to make the totals at the end of each row and the bottom of each column?

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

Using 3 rods of integer lengths, none longer than 10 units and not using any rod more than once, you can measure all the lengths in whole units from 1 to 10 units. How many ways can you do this?

There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?

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?

Can you arrange the digits 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 into three 3-digit numbers such that their total is close to 1500?

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

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?

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

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?

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.

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.

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

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