Interactive Games and Puzzles (7-11)

These tasks for 7 to 11 year olds are part of our Maths at Home feature and you can see all the tasks for this age group here. The activities below all include an online interactivity where you can test your ideas and make discoveries. (The stars give an indication of challenge level, from one star to three stars.) 

Seeing Squares for Two

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

Coded Hundred Square

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

Which Scripts?

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

There are six numbers written in five different scripts. Can you sort out which is which?

Train Tactics for Two

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

Calendar Sorting

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

The pages of my calendar have got mixed up. Can you sort them out?

Ducking and Dividing

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Your vessel, the Starship Diophantus, has become damaged in deep space. Can you use your knowledge of times tables and some lightning reflexes to survive?

Missing Multipliers

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?

The Number Jumbler

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

The Number Jumbler can always work out your chosen symbol. Can you work out how?

Rod Fractions

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Pick two rods of different colours. Given an unlimited supply of rods of each of the two colours, how can we work out what fraction the shorter rod is of the longer one?

Factors and Multiples Game for Two

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

Treasure Hunt

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?

Countdown

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Number Lines in Disguise

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Some of the numbers have fallen off Becky's number line. Can you figure out what they were?

Factor Lines

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

Got It for Two

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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