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

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?

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.

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

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?

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

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?

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. Then we build around that red cube with blue cubes and so on. How many cubes of each colour have we used?

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?

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

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

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

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?

In the following sum the letters A, B, C, D, E and F stand for six distinct digits. Find all the ways of replacing the letters with digits so that the arithmetic is correct.

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

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

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?

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

Crosses can be drawn on number grids of various sizes. What do you notice when you add opposite ends?

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

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

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?

Is it possible to rearrange the numbers 1,2......12 around a clock face in such a way that every two numbers in adjacent positions differ by any of 3, 4 or 5 hours?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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!

Use the numbers in the box below to make the base of a top-heavy pyramid whose top number is 200.

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?

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

There are exactly 3 ways to add 4 odd numbers to get 10. Find all the ways of adding 8 odd numbers to get 20. To be sure of getting all the solutions you will need to be systematic. What about. . . .