Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?

Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?

The graph represents a salesman’s area of activity with the shops that the salesman must visit each day. What route around the shops has the minimum total distance?

There are 44 people coming to a dinner party. There are 15 square tables that seat 4 people. Find a way to seat the 44 people using all 15 tables, with no empty places.

Your challenge is to find the longest way through the network following this rule. You can start and finish anywhere, and with any shape, as long as you follow the correct order.

Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?

Can you make a 3x3 cube with these shapes made from small cubes?

Put the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 into the squares so that the numbers on each circle add up to the same amount. Can you find the rule for giving another set of six numbers?

Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?

Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?

If these balls are put on a line with each ball touching the one in front and the one behind, which arrangement makes the shortest line of balls?

Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?

This cube has ink on each face which leaves marks on paper as it is rolled. Can you work out what is on each face and the route it has taken?

A dog is looking for a good place to bury his bone. Can you work out where he started and ended in each case? What possible routes could he have taken?

A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

Exploring balance and centres of mass can be great fun. The resulting structures can seem impossible. Here are some images to encourage you to experiment with non-breakable objects of your own.

Katie had a pack of 20 cards numbered from 1 to 20. She arranged the cards into 6 unequal piles where each pile added to the same total. What was the total and how could this be done?

Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.

Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children buy with their money?

Can you number the vertices, edges and faces of a tetrahedron so that the number on each edge is the mean of the numbers on the adjacent vertices and the mean of the numbers on the adjacent faces?

There are 78 prisoners in a square cell block of twelve cells. The clever prison warder arranged them so there were 25 along each wall of the prison block. How did he do it?

Imagine picking up a bow and some arrows and attempting to hit the target a few times. Can you work out the settings for the sight that give you the best chance of gaining a high score?

Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?

Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide on the best training regime for your rowing crew.

In this problem you have to place four by four magic squares on the faces of a cube so that along each edge of the cube the numbers match.

Factor track is not a race but a game of skill. The idea is to go round the track in as few moves as possible, keeping to the rules.

I was looking at the number plate of a car parked outside. Using my special code S208VBJ adds to 65. Can you crack my code and use it to find out what both of these number plates add up to?

Rocco ran in a 200 m race for his class. Use the information to find out how many runners there were in the race and what Rocco's finishing position was.

Find out why these matrices are magic. Can you work out how they were made? Can you make your own Magic Matrix?

What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

Peter, Melanie, Amil and Jack received a total of 38 chocolate eggs. Use the information to work out how many eggs each person had.

What is the greatest volume you can get for a rectangular (cuboid) parcel if the maximum combined length and girth are 2 metres?

Three teams have each played two matches. The table gives the total number points and goals scored for and against each team. Fill in the table and find the scores in the three matches.

Can you draw a continuous line through 16 numbers on this grid so that the total of the numbers you pass through is as high as possible?

The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square hole for each disc. Use the information to find out how many discs of each colour there are in the box.

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?

Is it possible to draw a 5-pointed star without taking your pencil off the paper? Is it possible to draw a 6-pointed star in the same way without taking your pen off?

You have two sets of the digits 0 – 9. Can you arrange these in the five boxes to make four-digit numbers as close to the target numbers as possible?

Can you guess the colours of the 10 marbles in the bag? Can you develop an effective strategy for reaching 1000 points in the least number of rounds?

We're excited about this new program for drawing beautiful mathematical designs. Can you work out how we made our first few pictures and, even better, share your most elegant solutions with us?

56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?

A car's milometer reads 4631 miles and the trip meter has 173.3 on it. How many more miles must the car travel before the two numbers contain the same digits in the same order?

Use the numbers in the box below to make the base of a top-heavy pyramid whose top number is 200.