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?
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.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left over each time? Can you explain why?
These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is numerical, one geometric.
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
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?
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?
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?
On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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?
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these operations. What number do you end 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?
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?
On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.
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?
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?
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.
Dotty Six game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have three sixes in a straight line?
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?
Suppose there is a train with 24 carriages which are going to be put together to make up some new trains. Can you find all the ways that this can be done?
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
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?
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?
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
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?
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?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?
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.
Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.
As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?
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?
Go through the maze, collecting and losing your money as you go. Which route gives you the highest return? And the lowest?
Tim had nine cards each with a different number from 1 to 9 on it. How could he have put them into three piles so that the total in each pile was 15?
What is happening at each box in these machines?
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?