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.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
This is an adding game for two players.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. Then we build around that red cube with blue cubes and so on. How many cubes of each colour have we used?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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.
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?
This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.
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.
In this article for teachers, Elizabeth Carruthers and Maulfry Worthington explore the differences between 'recording mathematics' and 'representing mathematical thinking'.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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?
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?
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 see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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 operations knowledge.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
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!
You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?
Dotty Six game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have three sixes in a straight line?
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?
Winifred Wytsh bought a box each of jelly babies, milk jelly bears, yellow jelly bees and jelly belly beans. In how many different ways could she make a jolly jelly feast with 32 legs?
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?
Throughout these challenges, the touching faces of any adjacent dice must have the same number. Can you find a way of making the total on the top come to each number from 11 to 18 inclusive?
This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!
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?
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?
Using 3 rods of integer lengths, none longer than 10 units and not using any rod more than once, you can measure all the lengths in whole units from 1 to 10 units. How many ways can you do this?
Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?