Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.
Dotty Six game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have three sixes in a straight line?
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
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?
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?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Explore Alex's number plumber. What questions would you like to ask? Don't forget to keep visiting NRICH projects site for the latest developments and questions.
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left over each time? Can you explain why?
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?
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?
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?
As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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 design a new shape for the twenty-eight squares and arrange the numbers in a logical way? What patterns do you notice?
Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
How would you count the number of fingers in these pictures?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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?
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?
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
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?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Can you follow the rule to decode the messages?
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?
What is happening at each box in these machines?
You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?
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?
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?
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?
These sixteen children are standing in four lines of four, one behind the other. They are each holding a card with a number on it. Can you work out the missing numbers?
Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?
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?
Go through the maze, collecting and losing your money as you go. Which route gives you the highest return? And the lowest?
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?
A group of children are using measuring cylinders but they lose the labels. Can you help relabel them?
This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, invites you to explore the different combinations of scores that you might get on these dart boards.
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?
Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.
In this investigation, you are challenged to make mobile phone numbers which are easy to remember. What happens if you make a sequence adding 2 each time?
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?
In this 100 square, look at the green square which contains the numbers 2, 3, 12 and 13. What is the sum of the numbers that are diagonally opposite each other? What do you notice?