Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left over each time? Can you explain why?
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?
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?
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?
As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?
Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?
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?
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
Arrange the numbers 1 to 6 in each set of circles below. The sum of each side of the triangle should equal the number in its centre.
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
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?
Amy has a box containing domino pieces but she does not think it is a complete set. She has 24 dominoes in her box and there are 125 spots on them altogether. Which of her domino pieces are missing?
There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of 10 eggs. Can you use the information given to find out how many eggs are in each basket?
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?
Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?
Annie and Ben are playing a game with a calculator. What was Annie's secret number?
Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?
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?
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.
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?
On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
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.
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?
Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
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?
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?
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 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.
This big box adds something to any number that goes into it. If you know the numbers that come out, what addition might be going on in the box?
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. . . .
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?
On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
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?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
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?
Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.
Go through the maze, collecting and losing your money as you go. Which route gives you the highest return? And the lowest?
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?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
If the numbers 5, 7 and 4 go into this function machine, what numbers will come out?
You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?