Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five 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?
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. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
Using some or all of the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and using the digits 3, 3, 8 and 8 each once and only once make an expression equal to 24.
A number game requiring a strategy.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Annie cut this numbered cake into 3 pieces with 3 cuts so that the numbers on each piece added to the same total. Where were the cuts and what fraction of the whole cake was each piece?
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 letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?
This is an adding game for two players.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Arrange three 1s, three 2s and three 3s in this square so that every row, column and diagonal adds to the same total.
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.
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Find out why these matrices are magic. Can you work out how they were made? Can you make your own Magic Matrix?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?
This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!
Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
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.
The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?
What is the sum of all the three digit whole 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?
Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.
This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.
Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.
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?
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?