A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.
A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.
This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.
This tricky challenge asks you to find ways of going across rectangles, going through exactly ten squares.
Use the clues to find out who's who in the family, to fill in the family tree and to find out which of the family members are mathematicians and which are not.
Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?
Use the clues to colour each square.
A challenging activity focusing on finding all possible ways of stacking rods.
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?
Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?
60 pieces and a challenge. What can you make and how many of the pieces can you use creating skeleton polyhedra?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
Place the numbers 1 to 8 in the circles so that no consecutive numbers are joined by a line.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
How many models can you find which obey these rules?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
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?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Arrange the digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 3 so that between the two 1's there is one digit, between the two 2's there are two digits, and between the two 3's there are three digits.
A little mouse called Delia lives in a hole in the bottom of a tree.....How many days will it be before Delia has to take the same route again?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
Alice and Brian are snails who live on a wall and can only travel along the cracks. Alice wants to go to see Brian. How far is the shortest route along the cracks? Is there more than one way to go?