Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10
are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the
largest possible number of houses in the square?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 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.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
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?
This is an adding game for two players.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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?
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these
operations. What number do you end on?
Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left
over each time? Can you explain why?
Leah and Tom each have a number line. Can you work out where their counters will land? What are the secret jumps they make with their counters?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book.
How many pages does the book have?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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?
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?
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?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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?
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number
using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both
sides once you've made the pieces?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
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.
Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?
Use these four dominoes to make a square that has the same number of dots on each side.
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?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
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.
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?
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!
Use the 'double-3 down' dominoes to make a square so that each side has eight dots.
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
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?