Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
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?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Are these statements relating to calculation and properties of shapes always true, sometimes true or never true?
Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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?
What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
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 work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?
Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?
Can you score 100 by throwing rings on this board? Is there more than way to do it?
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.
Find the next number in this pattern: 3, 7, 19, 55 ...
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
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?
The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
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.
Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?
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?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
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?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
Can you design a new shape for the twenty-eight squares and arrange the numbers in a logical way? What patterns do you notice?
There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children buy with their money?
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.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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?
This is an adding game for two players.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
In this 100 square, look at the green square which contains the numbers 2, 3, 12 and 13. What is the sum of the numbers that are diagonally opposite each other? What do you notice?