There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME
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?
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
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?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?
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.
The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?
Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.
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.
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?
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?
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
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?
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 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
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 is an adding game for two players.
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?
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 put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
In this game the winner is the first to complete a row of three. Are some squares easier to land on than others?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
What do you notice about the date 03.06.09? Or 08.01.09? This challenge invites you to investigate some interesting dates yourself.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?
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!
Delight your friends with this cunning trick! Can you explain how it works?
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 explain how this card trick works?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
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?
This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?