Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
This is an adding game for two players.
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
There are to be 6 homes built on a new development site. They could be semi-detached, detached or terraced houses. How many different combinations of these can you find?
This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.
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?
You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?
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?
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.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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?
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
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?
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.
What do you notice about these squares of numbers? What is the same? What is different?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!
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?
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 task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, involves open-topped boxes made with interlocking cubes. Explore the number of units of paint that are needed to cover the boxes. . . .
Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these operations. What number do you end on?
Dotty Six game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have three sixes in a straight line?
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?
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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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?
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.
Tell your friends that you have a strange calculator that turns numbers backwards. What secret number do you have to enter to make 141 414 turn around?
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.
This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, focuses on 'open squares'. What would the next five open squares look like?
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'.
Here you see the front and back views of a dodecahedron. Each vertex has been numbered so that the numbers around each pentagonal face add up to 65. Can you find all the missing numbers?
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?
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?
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?
Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?