Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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?
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.
How many different differences can you make?
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
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?
Can you explain how this card trick works?
This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
This is an adding game for two players.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.
The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
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 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 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
Charlie has made a Magic V. Can you use his example to make some more? And how about Magic Ls, Ns and Ws?
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. They will plant them within circular paths. How could they do this?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?
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 article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Investigate the different ways that fifteen schools could have given money in a charity fundraiser.
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.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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.
Delight your friends with this cunning trick! Can you explain how it works?
Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?
A number game requiring a strategy.
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?
This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!
Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME
This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.
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?
By selecting digits for an addition grid, what targets can you make?
Crosses can be drawn on number grids of various sizes. What do you notice when you add opposite ends?
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?