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

Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?

In this maze of hexagons, you start in the centre at 0. The next hexagon must be a multiple of 2 and the next a multiple of 5. What are the possible paths you could take?

Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?

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

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

What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?

The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?

Can you order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on?

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

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

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?

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

You have two egg timers. One takes 4 minutes exactly to empty and the other takes 7 minutes. What times in whole minutes can you measure and how?

Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?

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?

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

Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?

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

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?

Lorenzie was packing his bag for a school trip. He packed four shirts and three pairs of pants. "I will be able to have a different outfit each day", he said. How many days will Lorenzie be away?

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.

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

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

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

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

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!

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.

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?

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

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?

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?

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

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?

There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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.

Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, invites you to explore the different combinations of scores that you might get on these dart boards.

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....?

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?

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

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?

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!