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Broad Topics > Calculations and Numerical Methods > Addition & subtraction

Number Pyramids

Age 11 to 14
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Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?

Have You Got It?

Age 11 to 14
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Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

Countdown

Age 7 to 14
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Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

Countdown Fractions

Age 11 to 16
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Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.

Consecutive Negative Numbers

Age 11 to 14
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Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?

Got it for Two

Age 7 to 14
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Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

Making a Difference

Age 11 to 14
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How many different differences can you make?

Magic Squares for Special Occasions

Age 11 to 16

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.

Making Maths: Double-sided Magic Square

Age 7 to 14
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Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

Multiply the Addition Square

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Number Daisy

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Weights

Age 11 to 14
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Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?

Magic Letters

Age 11 to 14
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Charlie has made a Magic V. Can you use his example to make some more? And how about Magic Ls, Ns and Ws?

Cinema Problem

Age 11 to 14
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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.

An Introduction to Magic Squares

Age 7 to 16

Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!

Card Trick 2

Age 11 to 14
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Can you explain how this card trick works?

Cunning Card Trick

Age 11 to 14
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Delight your friends with this cunning trick! Can you explain how it works?

Alphabetti Sudoku

Age 11 to 16
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This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.

Got it Article

Age 7 to 14

This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.

Eleven

Age 11 to 14
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Replace each letter with a digit to make this addition correct.

Consecutive Numbers

Age 7 to 14
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An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

Difference Sudoku

Age 14 to 16
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Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.

Clocked

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Can You Make 100?

Age 11 to 14
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How many ways can you find to put in operation signs (+ - x ÷) to make 100?

Crossed Ends

Age 11 to 14
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Crosses can be drawn on number grids of various sizes. What do you notice when you add opposite ends?

Pair Sums

Age 11 to 14
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Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?

Cubes Within Cubes

Age 7 to 14
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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?

Nice or Nasty for Two

Age 7 to 14
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Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

Cayley

Age 11 to 14
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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"?

Summing Consecutive Numbers

Age 11 to 14
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15 = 7 + 8 and 10 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers?

Add to 200

Age 11 to 14
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By selecting digits for an addition grid, what targets can you make?

Charitable Pennies

Age 7 to 14
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Investigate the different ways that fifteen schools could have given money in a charity fundraiser.

Nice or Nasty

Age 7 to 14
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There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

Aba

Age 11 to 14
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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.

Football Sum

Age 11 to 14
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Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME

Two and Two

Age 11 to 16
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How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.

Postage

Age 14 to 16
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The country Sixtania prints postage stamps with only three values 6 lucres, 10 lucres and 15 lucres (where the currency is in lucres).Which values cannot be made up with combinations of these postage. . . .

Twenty20

Age 7 to 16
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Fancy a game of cricket? Here is a mathematical version you can play indoors without breaking any windows.

Pole Star Sudoku 2

Age 11 to 16
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This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?

Diagonal Sums

Age 7 to 14
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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?

More Children and Plants

Age 7 to 14
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This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.

Forwards Add Backwards

Age 11 to 14
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What happens when you add a three digit number to its reverse?

Subtraction Surprise

Age 7 to 14
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Try out some calculations. Are you surprised by the results?

More Plant Spaces

Age 7 to 14
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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.

Consecutive Seven

Age 11 to 14
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Can you arrange these numbers into 7 subsets, each of three numbers, so that when the numbers in each are added together, they make seven consecutive numbers?

Adding All Nine

Age 11 to 14
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Make a set of numbers that use all the digits from 1 to 9, once and once only. Add them up. The result is divisible by 9. Add each of the digits in the new number. What is their sum? Now try some. . . .

Plants

Age 5 to 14
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Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. They will plant them within circular paths. How could they do this?

Pairs

Age 11 to 14
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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. . . .

Connect Three

Age 11 to 16
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In this game the winner is the first to complete a row of three. Are some squares easier to land on than others?

Score

Age 11 to 14
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There are exactly 3 ways to add 4 odd numbers to get 10. Find all the ways of adding 8 odd numbers to get 20. To be sure of getting all the solutions you will need to be systematic. What about. . . .