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.

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.

Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME

Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?

Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.

The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?

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?

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?

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.

Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?

Four bags contain a large number of 1s, 3s, 5s and 7s. Pick any ten numbers from the bags above so that their total is 37.

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

How can we help students make sense of addition and subtraction of negative numbers?

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

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?

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

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?

This article suggests some ways of making sense of calculations involving positive and negative 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.

A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

What is the largest number you can make using the three digits 2, 3 and 4 in any way you like, using any operations you like? You can only use each digit once.

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

In this 100 square, look at the green square which contains the numbers 2, 3, 12 and 13. What is the sum of the numbers that are diagonally opposite each other? What do you notice?

The sum of the first 'n' natural numbers is a 3 digit number in which all the digits are the same. How many numbers have been summed?

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

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.

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?

Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.

The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?

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?

If you wrote all the possible four digit numbers made by using each of the digits 2, 4, 5, 7 once, what would they add up to?

Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?

Find out what a Deca Tree is and then work out how many leaves there will be after the woodcutter has cut off a trunk, a branch, a twig and a leaf.

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?

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.

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?