# Resources tagged with: Addition & subtraction

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### There are 211 results ### Dotty Six

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Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways. ### Dotty Six for Two

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Dotty Six game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have three sixes in a straight line? ### Amazing Card Trick

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

How is it possible to predict the card? ### Fingers and Hands

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How would you count the number of fingers in these pictures? ##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Try out this number trick. What happens with different starting numbers? What do you notice? ### Always the Same

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Arrange the numbers 1 to 16 into a 4 by 4 array. Choose a number. Cross out the numbers on the same row and column. Repeat this process. Add up you four numbers. Why do they always add up to 34? ### Making Pathways

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Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs? ### Cows and Sheep

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Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field. ### Football Sum

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Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME ### Tis Unique

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This addition sum uses all ten digits 0, 1, 2...9 exactly once. Find the sum and show that the one you give is the only possibility. ### The Patent Solution

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A combination mechanism for a safe comprises thirty-two tumblers numbered from one to thirty-two in such a way that the numbers in each wheel total 132... Could you open the safe? ### Pairs

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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. . . . ### Aba

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In the following sum the letters A, B, C, D, E and F stand for six distinct digits. Find all the ways of replacing the letters with digits so that the arithmetic is correct. ### Two and Two

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How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number. ### As Easy as 1,2,3

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When I type a sequence of letters my calculator gives the product of all the numbers in the corresponding memories. What numbers should I store so that when I type 'ONE' it returns 1, and when I type. . . . ### Cayley

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The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"? ### Digit Sum

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What is the sum of all the digits in all the integers from one to one million? ### Oddly

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Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is odd. ### Largest Number

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What is the largest number you can make using the three digits 2, 3 and 4 in any way you like, using any operations you like? You can only use each digit once. ### Eleven

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Replace each letter with a digit to make this addition correct. ### Arrange the Digits

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Can you arrange the digits 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 into three 3-digit numbers such that their total is close to 1500? ### Subtraction Surprise

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Try out some calculations. Are you surprised by the results? ### Sometimes We Lose Things

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Well now, what would happen if we lost all the nines in our number system? Have a go at writing the numbers out in this way and have a look at the multiplications table. ##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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? ### Take Three Numbers

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What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know? ### Pyramids

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What are the missing numbers in the pyramids? ### Napier's Bones

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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? ### One Wasn't Square

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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. ### Back to School

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Mr. Sunshine tells the children they will have 2 hours of homework. After several calculations, Harry says he hasn't got time to do this homework. Can you see where his reasoning is wrong? ### The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether! ### A-magical Number Maze

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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! ### Clock Face

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Where can you draw a line on a clock face so that the numbers on both sides have the same total? ### The Deca Tree

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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. ### A Mixed-up Clock

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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? ### Machines

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What is happening at each box in these machines? ### Jugs of Wine

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

You have four jugs of 9, 7, 4 and 2 litres capacity. The 9 litre jug is full of wine, the others are empty. Can you divide the wine into three equal quantities? ### Dividing a Cake

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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? ### 1, 2, 3 Magic Square

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Arrange three 1s, three 2s and three 3s in this square so that every row, column and diagonal adds to the same total. ### Rod Measures

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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? ### The Clockmaker's Birthday Cake

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The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece? ### Open Squares

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This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, focuses on 'open squares'. What would the next five open squares look like? ### Spell by Numbers

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Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums? ##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Three dice are placed in a row. Find a way to turn each one so that the three numbers on top of the dice total the same as the three numbers on the front of the dice. Can you find all the ways to do. . . . ### Zios and Zepts

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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? ### Sisters and Brothers

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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? ### Throw a 100

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Can you score 100 by throwing rings on this board? Is there more than way to do it? ### How Much Did it Cost?

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Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether. ### Penta Post

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Here are the prices for 1st and 2nd class mail within the UK. You have an unlimited number of each of these stamps. Which stamps would you need to post a parcel weighing 825g? ### Crossed Ends

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Crosses can be drawn on number grids of various sizes. What do you notice when you add opposite ends? ### Bundles of Cubes

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Watch this animation. What do you notice? What happens when you try more or fewer cubes in a bundle?