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?
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.
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?
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?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
This is an adding game for two players.
The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?
Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
In this game the winner is the first to complete a row of three. Are some squares easier to land on than others?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is odd.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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?
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 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?
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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.
Crosses can be drawn on number grids of various sizes. What do you notice when you add opposite ends?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
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?
Delight your friends with this cunning trick! Can you explain how it works?
Can you explain how this card trick works?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
The picture shows a lighthouse and many underwater creatures. If you know the markings on the lighthouse are 1m apart, can you work out the distances between some of the different creatures?
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!
Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.
This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!
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 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.
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?
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.
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME
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?
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?
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.