This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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.
Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Can you put plus signs in so this is true? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 99 How many ways can you do it?
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.
A lady has a steel rod and a wooden pole and she knows the length of each. How can she measure out an 8 unit piece of pole?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
There are 78 prisoners in a square cell block of twelve cells. The clever prison warder arranged them so there were 25 along each wall of the prison block. How did he do it?
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?
Winifred Wytsh bought a box each of jelly babies, milk jelly bears, yellow jelly bees and jelly belly beans. In how many different ways could she make a jolly jelly feast with 32 legs?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?
This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, invites you to explore the different combinations of scores that you might get on these dart boards.
There are 4 jugs which hold 9 litres, 7 litres, 4 litres and 2 litres. Find a way to pour 9 litres of drink from one jug to another until you are left with exactly 3 litres in three of the jugs.
What do you notice about these squares of numbers? What is the same? What is different?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
This is an adding game for two players.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!
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?
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?
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.
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?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
You have two egg timers. One takes 4 minutes exactly to empty and the other takes 7 minutes. What times in whole minutes can you measure and how?
Which times on a digital clock have a line of symmetry? Which look the same upside-down? You might like to try this investigation and find out!
When I fold a 0-20 number line, I end up with 'stacks' of numbers on top of each other. These challenges involve varying the length of the number line and investigating the 'stack totals'.
Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?
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?
In how many ways could Mrs Beeswax put ten coins into her three puddings so that each pudding ended up with at least two coins?
On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?
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.
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.
What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?
Sam got into an elevator. He went down five floors, up six floors, down seven floors, then got out on the second floor. On what floor did he get on?
In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?
Woof is a big dog. Yap is a little dog. Emma has 16 dog biscuits to give to the two dogs. She gave Woof 4 more biscuits than Yap. How many biscuits did each dog get?
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?