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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Arrange the numbers 1 to 16 into a 4 by 4 array. Choose a number. Cross out the numbers on the same row and column. Repeat this process. Add up you four numbers. Why do they always add up to 34?

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?

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?

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

This addition sum uses all ten digits 0, 1, 2...9 exactly once. Find the sum and show that the one you give is the only possibility.

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

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

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

For this challenge, you'll need to play Got It! Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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

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?

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?

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

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

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?

This article explains how to make your own magic square to mark a special occasion with the special date of your choice on the top line.

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

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?

Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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

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?

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

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