Related resources supporting pupils' understanding of multiplication and division through playing with numbers.

Challenge Level

Can you put these four calculations into order of difficulty? How did you decide?

More resources to support understanding multiplication and division through playing with numbers

Challenge Level

Resources to support understanding of multiplication and division through playing with number.

Challenge Level

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.

Challenge Level

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.

Challenge Level

Mathematicians are always looking for efficient methods for solving problems. How efficient can you be?

Challenge Level

What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?

Challenge Level

This is a game for two players. What must you subtract to remove the rolled digit from your number? The first to zero wins!

Challenge Level

A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

Challenge Level

Can you match these calculation methods to their visual representations?

Challenge Level

How many ways can you find to put in operation signs (+ - x Ã·) to make 100?

Challenge Level

This group activity will encourage you to share calculation strategies and to think about which strategy might be the most efficient.

In this article for primary teachers, Ems outlines how we can encourage learners to be flexible in their approach to calculation, and why this is crucial.

Challenge Level

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Challenge Level

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

Challenge Level

Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.

Challenge Level

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

Challenge Level

Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.

Challenge Level

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?

Challenge Level

Number problems for inquiring primary learners.

Challenge Level

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. . . .

Challenge Level

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?

Challenge Level

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

Challenge Level

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?

Challenge Level

Can you find ways to put numbers in the overlaps so the rings have equal totals?

Challenge Level

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. . . .

Challenge Level

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?

Challenge Level

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. . . .

Challenge Level

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...

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.

Challenge Level

These grids are filled according to some rules - can you complete them?

Challenge Level

Investigate how you can work out what day of the week your birthday will be on next year, and the year after...

Challenge Level

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?