Delight your friends with this cunning trick! Can you explain how it works?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
A number game requiring a strategy.
How is it possible to predict the card?
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.
Can you explain how this card trick works?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
How many different differences can you make?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?
Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.
Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.
In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?
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?
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
Ann thought of 5 numbers and told Bob all the sums that could be made by adding the numbers in pairs. The list of sums is 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10,10, 11, 12. Help Bob to find out which numbers Ann was. . . .
This is an adding game for two players.
The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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.
Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?
If you take a three by three square on a 1-10 addition square and multiply the diagonally opposite numbers together, what is the difference between these products. Why?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.
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. . . .
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.
By selecting digits for an addition grid, what targets can you make?
Suppose there is a train with 24 carriages which are going to be put together to make up some new trains. Can you find all the ways that this can be done?
Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?
Charlie has made a Magic V. Can you use his example to make some more? And how about Magic Ls, Ns and Ws?
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?
This article explains how to make your own magic square to mark a special occasion with the special date of your choice on the top line.
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?
Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, focuses on 'open squares'. What would the next five open squares look like?
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?
The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?