Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
This is an adding game for two players.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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?
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?
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?
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?
On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?
Which times on a digital clock have a line of symmetry? Which look the same upside-down? You might like to try this investigation and find out!
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?
Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.
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?
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?
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.
This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
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 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
During the third hour after midnight the hands on a clock point in the same direction (so one hand is over the top of the other). At what time, to the nearest second, does this happen?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
A lady has a steel rod and a wooden pole and she knows the length of each. How can she measure out an 8 unit piece of pole?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is odd.
This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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. . . .
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!