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.
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.
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 is an adding game for two players.
A number game requiring a strategy.
A cinema has 100 seats. Show how it is possible to sell exactly 100 tickets and take exactly £100 if the prices are £10 for adults, 50p for pensioners and 10p for children.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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?
This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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!
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?
The Scot, John Napier, invented these strips about 400 years ago to help calculate multiplication and division. Can you work out how to use Napier's bones to find the answer to these multiplications?
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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?
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?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.
This article for primary teachers encourages exploration of two fundamental ideas, exchange and 'unitising', which will help children become more fluent when calculating.
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?
Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?
This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.
Cherri, Saxon, Mel and Paul are friends. They are all different ages. Can you find out the age of each friend using the information?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
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?
Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
Investigate the different ways that fifteen schools could have given money in a charity fundraiser.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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?
Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?
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?
Follow the directions for circling numbers in the matrix. Add all the circled numbers together. Note your answer. Try again with a different starting number. What do you notice?
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?
Where can you draw a line on a clock face so that the numbers on both sides have the same total?
Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?
What is happening at each box in these machines?
EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.
You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?