Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
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?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
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 hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
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?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both
sides once you've made the pieces?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book.
How many pages does the book have?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left
over each time? Can you explain why?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
This is an adding game for two players.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and
diagonal equal to 15.
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
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?
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?
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?
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?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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 make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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?
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
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?
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.
If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?
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?
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
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
Imagine a pyramid which is built in square layers of small cubes. If we number the cubes from the top, starting with 1, can you picture which cubes are directly below this first cube?