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

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?

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 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.

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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

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!

Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?

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

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?

Cherri, Saxon, Mel and Paul are friends. They are all different ages. Can you find out the age of each friend using the information?

You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?

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

Winifred Wytsh bought a box each of jelly babies, milk jelly bears, yellow jelly bees and jelly belly beans. In how many different ways could she make a jolly jelly feast with 32 legs?

What do you notice about the date 03.06.09? Or 08.01.09? This challenge invites you to investigate some interesting dates yourself.

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

Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?

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

Can you find which shapes you need to put into the grid to make the totals at the end of each row and the bottom of each column?

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.

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

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

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

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?

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?

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

This challenge is to design different step arrangements, which must go along a distance of 6 on the steps and must end up at 6 high.

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?

Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?

Place the numbers 1 to 8 in the circles so that no consecutive numbers are joined by a line.

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?

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?

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?

Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?

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.

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?

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?

Tim had nine cards each with a different number from 1 to 9 on it. How could he have put them into three piles so that the total in each pile was 15?

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

My cube has inky marks on each face. Can you find the route it has taken? What does each face look like?

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

Find the product of the numbers on the routes from A to B. Which route has the smallest product? Which the largest?

I was in my car when I noticed a line of four cars on the lane next to me with number plates starting and ending with J, K, L and M. What order were they in?