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?
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?
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.
Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Can you explain how this card trick works?
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.
How can we help students make sense of addition and subtraction of negative numbers?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
This is an adding game for two players.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Delight your friends with this cunning trick! Can you explain how it works?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
This article suggests some ways of making sense of calculations involving positive and negative numbers.
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?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
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?
Is it possible to rearrange the numbers 1,2......12 around a clock face in such a way that every two numbers in adjacent positions differ by any of 3, 4 or 5 hours?
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 task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!
Here you see the front and back views of a dodecahedron. Each vertex has been numbered so that the numbers around each pentagonal face add up to 65. Can you find all the missing numbers?
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
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.
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?
How is it possible to predict the card?
You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?
I throw three dice and get 5, 3 and 2. Add the scores on the three dice. What do you get? Now multiply the scores. What do you notice?
We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. Then we build around that red cube with blue cubes and so on. How many cubes of each colour have we used?
Winifred Wytsh bought a box each of jelly babies, milk jelly bears, yellow jelly bees and jelly belly beans. In how many different ways could she make a jolly jelly feast with 32 legs?
Can you put plus signs in so this is true? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 99 How many ways can you do it?
The picture shows a lighthouse and many underwater creatures. If you know the markings on the lighthouse are 1m apart, can you work out the distances between some of the different creatures?
This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, invites you to explore the different combinations of scores that you might get on these dart boards.
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?
This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.
This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.