Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Woof is a big dog. Yap is a little dog. Emma has 16 dog biscuits to give to the two dogs. She gave Woof 4 more biscuits than Yap. How many biscuits did each dog get?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?
There are to be 6 homes built on a new development site. They could be semi-detached, detached or terraced houses. How many different combinations of these can you find?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.
On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
Arrange the numbers 1 to 6 in each set of circles below. The sum of each side of the triangle should equal the number in its centre.
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?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Claire thinks she has the most sports cards in her album. "I have 12 pages with 2 cards on each page", says Claire. Ross counts his cards. "No! I have 3 cards on each of my pages and there are. . . .
Jack's mum bought some candles to use on his birthday cakes and when his sister was born, she used them on her cakes too. Can you use the information to find out when Kate was born?
There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of 10 eggs. Can you use the information given to find out how many eggs are in each basket?
Sam got into an elevator. He went down five floors, up six floors, down seven floors, then got out on the second floor. On what floor did he get on?
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?
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?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
These caterpillars have 16 parts. What different shapes do they make if each part lies in the small squares of a 4 by 4 square?
At the beginning of May Tom put his tomato plant outside. On the same day he sowed a bean in another pot. When will the two be the same height?
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Can you arrange fifteen dominoes so that all the touching domino pieces add to 6 and the ends join up? Can you make all the joins add to 7?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?
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?
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.