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?
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.
This is an adding game for two players.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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?
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?
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?
Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
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?
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?
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?
How could you put eight beanbags in the hoops so that there are four in the blue hoop, five in the red and six in the yellow? Can you find all the ways of doing this?
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?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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?
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?
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
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?
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?
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.
Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is odd.
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.
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. . . .
This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!
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?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
If you had any number of ordinary dice, what are the possible ways of making their totals 6? What would the product of the dice be each time?
This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?
Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?