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?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?
This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.
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?
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?
Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?
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?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Can you draw a continuous line through 16 numbers on this grid so that the total of the numbers you pass through is as high as possible?
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?
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?
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
Place this "worm" on the 100 square and find the total of the four squares it covers. Keeping its head in the same place, what other totals can you make?
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?
Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
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?
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?
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.
Mr. Sunshine tells the children they will have 2 hours of homework. After several calculations, Harry says he hasn't got time to do this homework. Can you see where his reasoning is wrong?
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. . . .
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!
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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?
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?
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?
Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.
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?
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?
Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?
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!
The Scot, John Napier, invented these strips about 400 years ago to help calculate multiplication and division. Can you work out how to use Napier's bones to find the answer to these multiplications?
Here are the prices for 1st and 2nd class mail within the UK. You have an unlimited number of each of these stamps. Which stamps would you need to post a parcel weighing 825g?
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 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?
You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?
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?
Investigate what happens when you add house numbers along a street in different ways.
These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is numerical, one geometric.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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 using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.