Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?

This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.

This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.

In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?

Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?

This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!

Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers?

What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?

Chandra, Jane, Terry and Harry ordered their lunches from the sandwich shop. Use the information below to find out who ordered each sandwich.

Lolla bought a balloon at the circus. She gave the clown six coins to pay for it. What could Lolla have paid for the balloon?

El Crico the cricket has to cross a square patio to get home. He can jump the length of one tile, two tiles and three tiles. Can you find a path that would get El Crico home in three jumps?

My briefcase has a three-number combination lock, but I have forgotten the combination. I remember that there's a 3, a 5 and an 8. How many possible combinations are there to try?

Start with three pairs of socks. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair is the same as another mismatched pair. Is there more than one way to do it?

Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.

Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.

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

Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?

Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?

Can you put plus signs in so this is true? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 99 How many ways can you do it?

Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?

Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?

Imagine that the puzzle pieces of a jigsaw are roughly a rectangular shape and all the same size. How many different puzzle pieces could there be?

Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?

Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?

Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this line?

Add the sum of the squares of four numbers between 10 and 20 to the sum of the squares of three numbers less than 6 to make the square of another, larger, number.

Ten cards are put into five envelopes so that there are two cards in each envelope. The sum of the numbers inside it is written on each envelope. What numbers could be inside the envelopes?

How could you put eight beanbags in the hoops so that there are four in the blue hoop, five in the red and six in the yellow? Can you find all the ways of doing this?

This magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!

Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.

There are 4 jugs which hold 9 litres, 7 litres, 4 litres and 2 litres. Find a way to pour 9 litres of drink from one jug to another until you are left with exactly 3 litres in three of the jugs.

This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

In how many ways could Mrs Beeswax put ten coins into her three puddings so that each pudding ended up with at least two coins?

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

In this problem it is not the squares that jump, you do the jumping! The idea is to go round the track in as few jumps as possible.

How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?

My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so working in a systematic way will ensure none are left out.

Use the numbers and symbols to make this number sentence correct. How many different ways can you find?

This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?

In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.

Moira is late for school. What is the shortest route she can take from the school gates to the entrance?

Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.

This challenge, written for the Young Mathematicians' Award, invites you to explore 'centred squares'.

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?