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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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?

This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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

This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.

Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?

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

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?

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

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

Can you find six numbers to go in the Daisy from which you can make all the numbers from 1 to a number bigger than 25?

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

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

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?

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?

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

How can we help students make sense of addition and subtraction of negative numbers?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

Can you use the information to find out which cards I have used?

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

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

Four bags contain a large number of 1s, 3s, 5s and 7s. Pick any ten numbers from the bags above so that their total is 37.

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!

Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?

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

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

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

A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

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.

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.

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.

Can you put plus signs in so this is true? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 99 How many ways can you do it?

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

This magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!