Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
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?
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?
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?
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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?
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?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
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?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
This is an adding game for two players.
A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.
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. . . .
On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
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?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Can you follow the rule to decode the messages?
Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?
This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!
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?
Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?
This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?
Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.
I was looking at the number plate of a car parked outside. Using my special code S208VBJ adds to 65. Can you crack my code and use it to find out what both of these number plates add up to?
These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is numerical, one geometric.
Winifred Wytsh bought a box each of jelly babies, milk jelly bears, yellow jelly bees and jelly belly beans. In how many different ways could she make a jolly jelly feast with 32 legs?
This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!
Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?
How could you put eight beanbags in the hoops so that there are four in the blue hoop, five in the red and six in the yellow? Can you find all the ways of doing this?
Write the numbers up to 64 in an interesting way so that the shape they make at the end is interesting, different, more exciting ... than just a square.
Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?
Dotty Six game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have three sixes in a straight line?