These are quick maths activities. We think of these as **Cafe Maths** because you can do them with your children with very few resources.

With these ideas, those few minutes waiting for food or drink can become a perfect maths-moment!

## Years 1 and 2

The ‘L’ Number Puzzle

Here a number puzzle that can be made as easy or as difficult as you wish. You only need a[...]

The Answer is 10…

You say to your child:"If the answer is 10, what could the question be?"What would they say in reply?5 x[...]

No Guessing Allowed

No Guessing AllowedRead these statements to your child, each set describes a specific number.Can they work out what the number[...]

My Secret Number

This is a quick numbers gameYou need a paper and pencilWrite the numbers 0 to 12 on a piece of[...]

Add ‘Em Up

This is a fun two-person gameYou need a pencil and paper and two diceTo start, you each draw four boxes[...]

## Years 3 and 4

Mystery Number Puzzles

Here are five number puzzles Each puzzle below has a series of clues to a mystery number. Can work out[...]

The Buzz Game

This is an entertaining way to practice times tables facts Lets play Buzz To play the game you choose a[...]

Dividing Numbers

This is an interesting number game that focuses on division You need a dice, a pencil and some paper To[...]

Super califragilistic expialidocious

You need a paper and pencil Write any long word - we used words like 'photograph', 'television' or 'dinosaur'. Then,[...]

## Years 5 and 6

Order of Operations

This is a very useful way to explore how calculations are affected by the order of operations. You need a[...]

Pocket Money Budget

This is a useful activity involving pocket money You need a pen and paper If your child regularly earns pocket[...]

Mission down to 1

Here is your mission You need a calculator Enter the number 999 into your calculator Now, you can use any[...]

Consecutive Numbers

This is an investigation using numbers You need a pencil and some paper to jot down your calculations First, choose[...]

A Coin and Two Dice

This game could have been called “250 or Bust!” because 250 is the target. You will need a coin, two[...]