Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
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?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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?
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?
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
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 interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
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?
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?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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?
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.
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?
Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?
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?
Are these statements relating to calculation and properties of shapes always true, sometimes true or never true?
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?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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?
Susie took cherries out of a bowl by following a certain pattern. How many cherries had there been in the bowl to start with if she was left with 14 single ones?
Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?
How could you put eight beanbags in the hoops so that there are four in the blue hoop, five in the red and six in the yellow? Can you find all the ways of doing this?
Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?
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?
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. . . .
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?
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?
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?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
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.
This activity is best done with a whole class or in a large group. Can you match the cards? What happens when you add pairs of the numbers together?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
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?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!
Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.
Here you see the front and back views of a dodecahedron. Each vertex has been numbered so that the numbers around each pentagonal face add up to 65. Can you find all the missing numbers?
Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?
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?
Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?
In sheep talk the only letters used are B and A. A sequence of words is formed by following certain rules. What do you notice when you count the letters in each word?
Investigate what happens when you add house numbers along a street in different ways.