What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!
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?
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
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?
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?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
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.
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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?
Try out some calculations. Are you surprised by the results?
Are these statements relating to calculation and properties of shapes always true, sometimes true or never true?
We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. Then we build around that red cube with blue cubes and so on. How many cubes of each colour have we used?
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.
The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.
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.
Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field.
This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, focuses on 'open squares'. What would the next five open squares look like?
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
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?
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Arrange three 1s, three 2s and three 3s in this square so that every row, column and diagonal adds to the same total.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?
Try out this number trick. What happens with different starting numbers? What do you notice?
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?
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?
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.
Investigate what happens when you add house numbers along a street in different ways.
Investigate the totals you get when adding numbers on the diagonal of this pattern in threes.
This is an adding game for two players.
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?
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?
Using 3 rods of integer lengths, none longer than 10 units and not using any rod more than once, you can measure all the lengths in whole units from 1 to 10 units. How many ways can you do this?
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.
How many starfish could there be on the beach, and how many children, if I can see 28 arms?
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?
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?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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?