Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.
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. . . .
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?
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.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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?
This is an adding game for two players.
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?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
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?
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
If each of these three shapes has a value, can you find the totals of the combinations? Perhaps you can use the shapes to make the given totals?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Arrange three 1s, three 2s and three 3s in this square so that every row, column and diagonal adds to the same total.
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.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.
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 magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!
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.
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?
You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
Find out what a Deca Tree is and then work out how many leaves there will be after the woodcutter has cut off a trunk, a branch, a twig and a leaf.
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?
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?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?
Tell your friends that you have a strange calculator that turns numbers backwards. What secret number do you have to enter to make 141 414 turn around?
Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?
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?
Use 4 four times with simple operations so that you get the answer 12. Can you make 15, 16 and 17 too?
As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?
Can you follow the rule to decode the messages?
In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?
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?
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?
How would you count the number of fingers in these pictures?
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.
Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers?
This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!