What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
If you put three beads onto a tens/ones abacus you could make the numbers 3, 30, 12 or 21. What numbers can be made with six beads?
Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?
What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?
This activity focuses on rounding to the nearest 10.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?
These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.
In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?
Can you fill in the empty boxes in the grid with the right shape and colour?
There is a long tradition of creating mazes throughout history and across the world. This article gives details of mazes you can visit and those that you can tackle on paper.
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?
Lorenzie was packing his bag for a school trip. He packed four shirts and three pairs of pants. "I will be able to have a different outfit each day", he said. How many days will Lorenzie be away?
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
A challenging activity focusing on finding all possible ways of stacking rods.
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?
El Crico the cricket has to cross a square patio to get home. He can jump the length of one tile, two tiles and three tiles. Can you find a path that would get El Crico home in three jumps?
Start with three pairs of socks. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair is the same as another mismatched pair. Is there more than one way to do it?
What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?
This tricky challenge asks you to find ways of going across rectangles, going through exactly ten squares.
Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?
In how many ways could Mrs Beeswax put ten coins into her three puddings so that each pudding ended up with at least two coins?
Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?
Moira is late for school. What is the shortest route she can take from the school gates to the entrance?
Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?
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?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?
Imagine that the puzzle pieces of a jigsaw are roughly a rectangular shape and all the same size. How many different puzzle pieces could there be?
A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?
In this maze of hexagons, you start in the centre at 0. The next hexagon must be a multiple of 2 and the next a multiple of 5. What are the possible paths you could take?
In this problem it is not the squares that jump, you do the jumping! The idea is to go round the track in as few jumps as possible.
This cube has ink on each face which leaves marks on paper as it is rolled. Can you work out what is on each face and the route it has taken?
My cube has inky marks on each face. Can you find the route it has taken? What does each face look like?
How could you put these three beads into bags? How many different ways can you do it? How could you record what you've done?
Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this line?
These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so working in a systematic way will ensure none are left out.
If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?