Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
This is an adding game for two players.
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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?
There are over sixty different ways of making 24 by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing all four numbers 4, 6, 6 and 8 (using each number only once). How many can you find?
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?
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
Find out what a Deca Tree is and then work out how many leaves there will be after the woodcutter has cut off a trunk, a branch, a twig and a leaf.
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.
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.
The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?
Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
Can you find six numbers to go in the Daisy from which you can make all the numbers from 1 to a number bigger than 25?
I throw three dice and get 5, 3 and 2. Add the scores on the three dice. What do you get? Now multiply the scores. What do you notice?
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?
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
48 is called an abundant number because it is less than the sum of its factors (without itself). Can you find some more abundant numbers?
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?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?
Arrange three 1s, three 2s and three 3s in this square so that every row, column and diagonal adds to the same total.
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
What is the sum of all the three digit whole numbers?
How can we help students make sense of addition and subtraction of negative numbers?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.
This article suggests some ways of making sense of calculations involving positive and negative numbers.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
What do you notice about the date 03.06.09? Or 08.01.09? This challenge invites you to investigate some interesting dates yourself.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.
Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
Can you score 100 by throwing rings on this board? Is there more than way to do it?
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?
What is happening at each box in these machines?
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?
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?
Watch this animation. What do you notice? What happens when you try more or fewer cubes in a bundle?
This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!
Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?
Cassandra, David and Lachlan are brothers and sisters. They range in age between 1 year and 14 years. Can you figure out their exact ages from the clues?