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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
This is an adding game for two players.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any 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?
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.
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?
Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is odd.
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?
Is it possible to rearrange the numbers 1,2......12 around a clock face in such a way that every two numbers in adjacent positions differ by any of 3, 4 or 5 hours?
Try adding together the dates of all the days in one week. Now multiply the first date by 7 and add 21. Can you explain what happens?
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?
This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Put the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 into the squares so that the numbers on each circle add up to the same amount. Can you find the rule for giving another set of six numbers?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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.
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
Can you find six numbers to go in the Daisy from which you can make all the numbers from 1 to a number bigger than 25?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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?
This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?
Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?
Can you explain how this card trick works?
If you take a three by three square on a 1-10 addition square and multiply the diagonally opposite numbers together, what is the difference between these products. Why?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Delight your friends with this cunning trick! Can you explain how it works?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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!
This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.
This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.
Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?
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.
Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
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?
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?
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?