Number puzzles are a great way of getting your child to practise core numeracy skills – and have fun at the same time!
In this section you'll find lots of number puzzles and maths challenges, each of which focuses on a core maths skill, such as times tables, time, money maths, proportion, addition and Venn diagrams. You'll also find some KS1 and KS2 Sudoku puzzles. And you'll find even more fantastic puzzles in our KS1 Maths Puzzles pack.
Number bonds, odd and even, halving and doubling, reading information tables... Horatio the wizard needs your child's help with all his KS1 maths skills if he's to complete his quest and become a real magician. Puzzles to solve, games to play and a tricky code to crack... who says playing with numbers isn't fun?
Sudoku for kids
Print off these easy Sudoku puzzles for your child to get to grips with how the game works; they'll only use numbers 1-4 and 1-6:
Trying to make maths enjoyable for your child? Compiled by deputy headteacher Matt Revill and packed with 20 games, our fantastic maths learning pack covers all the key skills your child will need to master as part of the primary numeracy curriculum.
Make a cup of tea, print out a board game (or two) and settle down for some cozy, round-the-kitchen-table fun your children will be asking you to make time for. As well as play value, each game in the Cool maths games for kids learning pack offers huge learning opportunities, so pick a skill to revise, print out the game rules, board and counters and get playing!
Are you ready to uncover dastardly deeds and confront super-evil villains, armed just with your mathematical skills and lots of courage? Join Oscar Octo and Penelope Penta, agents for the Geometric World Spy Agency, to track down a mysterious nemesis. There'll be a few (ok, a load!) of number puzzles to solve along the way, all designed to challenge KS2 mathematicians to the limit. Will your accept your mission?