Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
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.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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.
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Crosses can be drawn on number grids of various sizes. What do you notice when you add opposite ends?
Find out why these matrices are magic. Can you work out how they were made? Can you make your own Magic Matrix?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
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?
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.
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
Place this "worm" on the 100 square and find the total of the four squares it covers. Keeping its head in the same place, what other totals can you make?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Replace each letter with a digit to make this addition correct.
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.
What are the missing numbers in the pyramids?
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?
Investigate what happens when you add house numbers along a street in different ways.
How is it possible to predict the card?
This is an adding game for two players.
Tell your friends that you have a strange calculator that turns numbers backwards. What secret number do you have to enter to make 141 414 turn around?
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?
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?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
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?
These sixteen children are standing in four lines of four, one behind the other. They are each holding a card with a number on it. Can you work out the missing numbers?
Arrange three 1s, three 2s and three 3s in this square so that every row, column and diagonal adds to the same total.
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?
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.
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?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you explain how this card trick works?