Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
If you have ten counters numbered 1 to 10, how many can you put into pairs that add to 10? Which ones do you have to leave out? Why?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.
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?
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?
Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?
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?
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
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?
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?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
Are these statements relating to calculation and properties of shapes always true, sometimes true or never true?
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?
In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?
This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.
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?
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!
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.
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?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.