Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

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?

Can you find 2 butterflies to go on each flower so that the numbers on each pair of butterflies adds to the same number as the one on the flower?

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. . . .

There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?

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 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?

As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?

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 draw a continuous line through 16 numbers on this grid so that the total of the numbers you pass through is as high as possible?

Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?

Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.

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?

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?

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?

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?

A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!

Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).

Place this "worm" on the 100 square and find the total of the four squares it covers. Keeping its head in the same place, what other totals can you make?

In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?

Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

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?

Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 34. For an extra challenge try the huge American Flag magic square.

Can you design a new shape for the twenty-eight squares and arrange the numbers in a logical way? What patterns do you notice?

Mrs Morgan, the class's teacher, pinned numbers onto the backs of three children. Use the information to find out what the three numbers were.

Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.

Investigate what happens when you add house numbers along a street in different ways.

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

Annie and Ben are playing a game with a calculator. What was Annie's secret number?

Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?

How would you count the number of fingers in these pictures?

The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?

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?

Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

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?

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?

Cassandra, David and Lachlan are brothers and sisters. They range in age between 1 year and 14 years. Can you figure out their exact ages from the clues?

Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?

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.

This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.

This big box adds something to any number that goes into it. If you know the numbers that come out, what addition might be going on in the box?

In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.

This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

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?

In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?