A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
This Sudoku combines all four arithmetic operations.
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.
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
The puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers which are either placed on the border lines between selected pairs of neighbouring squares of the grid or placed after slash marks on. . . .
A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
This group activity will encourage you to share calculation strategies and to think about which strategy might be the most efficient.
Resources to support understanding of multiplication and division through playing with number.
Related resources supporting pupils' understanding of multiplication and division through playing with numbers.
Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
More resources to support understanding multiplication and division through playing with numbers
These grids are filled according to some rules - can you complete them?
George and Jim want to buy a chocolate bar. George needs 2p more and Jim need 50p more to buy it. How much is the chocolate bar?
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?
Think of a number, add one, double it, take away 3, add the number you first thought of, add 7, divide by 3 and take away the number you first thought of. You should now be left with 2. How do I. . . .
Sally and Ben were drawing shapes in chalk on the school playground. Can you work out what shapes each of them drew using the clues?
What would you do if your teacher asked you add all the numbers from 1 to 100? Find out how Carl Gauss responded when he was asked to do just that.
Number problems for inquiring primary learners.
Mathematicians are always looking for efficient methods for solving problems. How efficient can you be?
What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?
Here are three 'tricks' to amaze your friends. But the really clever trick is explaining to them why these 'tricks' are maths not magic. Like all good magicians, you should practice by trying. . . .
Place the numbers 1, 2, 3,..., 9 one on each square of a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows and columns add up to a prime number. How many different solutions can you find?
Investigate how you can work out what day of the week your birthday will be on next year, and the year after...
An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24, while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic square...
Here's a chance to work with large numbers...