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.
What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?
Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!
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?
There are 44 people coming to a dinner party. There are 15 square tables that seat 4 people. Find a way to seat the 44 people using all 15 tables, with no empty places.
This investigates one particular property of number by looking closely at an example of adding two odd numbers together.
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 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?
Benâ€™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?
Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is odd.
A number game requiring a strategy.
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field.
This is an adding game for two players. Can you be the first to reach the target?
Try out some calculations. Are you surprised by the results?
In this simulation of a balance, you can drag numbers and parts of number sentences on to the trays. Have a play!
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?
Try out this number trick. What happens with different starting numbers? What do you notice?
This magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!
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?
Without doing lots of calculations, can you decide which of these number sentences are true? How do you know?
Are these statements relating to calculation and properties of shapes always true, sometimes true or never true?
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Cherri, Saxon, Mel and Paul are friends. They are all different ages. Can you find out the age of each friend using the information?
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?
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?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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?
Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?
Max and Bryony both have a box of sweets. What do you know about the number of sweets they each have?
I was looking at the number plate of a car parked outside. Using my special code S208VBJ adds to 65. Can you crack my code and use it to find out what both of these number plates add up to?
Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.
Investigate the totals you get when adding numbers on the diagonal of this pattern in threes.
Investigate what happens when you add house numbers along a street in different ways.
In sheep talk the only letters used are B and A. A sequence of words is formed by following certain rules. What do you notice when you count the letters in each word?
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?
Mrs Morgan, the class's teacher, pinned numbers onto the backs of three children. Use the information to find out what the three numbers were.
This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!
Where can you draw a line on a clock face so that the numbers on both sides have the same total?
There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children buy with their money?
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?
You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?