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?

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?

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

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!

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

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?

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.

Imagine a pyramid which is built in square layers of small cubes. If we number the cubes from the top, starting with 1, can you picture which cubes are directly below this first cube?

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

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

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

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

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

Delight your friends with this cunning trick! Can you explain how it works?

Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?

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

Here you see the front and back views of a dodecahedron. Each vertex has been numbered so that the numbers around each pentagonal face add up to 65. Can you find all the missing numbers?

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

How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.

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?

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.

Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?

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

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

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

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

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.

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

If you take a three by three square on a 1-10 addition square and multiply the diagonally opposite numbers together, what is the difference between these products. Why?

In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?

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?

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?

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.

Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?

There are 44 people coming to a dinner party. There are 15 square tables that seat 4 people. Find a way to seat the 44 people using all 15 tables, with no empty places.

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

This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?

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 happens?

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

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.

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