During the third hour after midnight the hands on a clock point in the same direction (so one hand is over the top of the other). At what time, to the nearest second, does this happen?
On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?
Which times on a digital clock have a line of symmetry? Which look the same upside-down? You might like to try this investigation and find out!
Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?
This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
A lady has a steel rod and a wooden pole and she knows the length of each. How can she measure out an 8 unit piece of pole?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below 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?
Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
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.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
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?
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?
Mr. Sunshine tells the children they will have 2 hours of homework. After several calculations, Harry says he hasn't got time to do this homework. Can you see where his reasoning is wrong?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
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?
This is an adding game for two players.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.
Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?
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?
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?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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!
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.
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.
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?
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?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
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?