Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
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.
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?
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.
This is an adding game for two players.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
Dotty Six game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have three sixes in a straight line?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Fancy a game of cricket? Here is a mathematical version you can play indoors without breaking any windows.
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?
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.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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?
Find the numbers in this sum
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?
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?
The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
What do you notice about the date 03.06.09? Or 08.01.09? This challenge invites you to investigate some interesting dates yourself.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
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?
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
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.
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 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 gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
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?
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?
Arrange three 1s, three 2s and three 3s in this square so that every row, column and diagonal adds to the same total.
These sixteen children are standing in four lines of four, one behind the other. They are each holding a card with a number on it. Can you work out the missing numbers?
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Mr. Sunshine tells the children they will have 2 hours of homework. After several calculations, Harry says he hasn't got time to do this homework. Can you see where his reasoning is wrong?
This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.
How can we help students make sense of addition and subtraction of negative numbers?
If each of these three shapes has a value, can you find the totals of the combinations? Perhaps you can use the shapes to make the given totals?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five 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.