An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
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?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
On Friday the magic plant was only 2 centimetres tall. Every day it doubled its height. How tall was it on Monday?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
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 challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?
Annie and Ben are playing a game with a calculator. What was Annie's secret number?
How would you count the number of fingers in these pictures?
Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?
Can you design a new shape for the twenty-eight squares and arrange the numbers in a logical way? What patterns do you notice?
At the beginning of May Tom put his tomato plant outside. On the same day he sowed a bean in another pot. When will the two be the same height?
Claire thinks she has the most sports cards in her album. "I have 12 pages with 2 cards on each page", says Claire. Ross counts his cards. "No! I have 3 cards on each of my pages and there are. . . .
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.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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?
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?
Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?
Here is a picnic that Petros and Michael are going to share equally. Can you tell us what each of them will have?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Imagine a pyramid which is built in square layers of small cubes. If we number the cubes from the top, starting with 1, can you picture which cubes are directly below this first cube?
This problem is designed to help children to learn, and to use, the two and three times tables.
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.
Can you order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on?
Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field.
Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?
Go through the maze, collecting and losing your money as you go. Which route gives you the highest return? And the lowest?
In this investigation, you are challenged to make mobile phone numbers which are easy to remember. What happens if you make a sequence adding 2 each time?
This article for teachers describes how modelling number properties involving multiplication using an array of objects not only allows children to represent their thinking with concrete materials,. . . .
If the numbers 5, 7 and 4 go into this function machine, what numbers will come out?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
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?
The Man is much smaller than us. Can you use the picture of him next to a mug to estimate his height and how much tea he drinks?
Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.
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?
Ben’s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?