Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?

What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?

Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?

Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?

What happens when you round these three-digit numbers to the nearest 100?

This multiplication uses each of the digits 0 - 9 once and once only. Using the information given, can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?

Use two dice to generate two numbers with one decimal place. What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

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

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?

There are seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.

Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.

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

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

How could you put these three beads into bags? How many different ways can you do it? How could you record what you've done?

In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?

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

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

Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. They will plant them within circular paths. How could they do this?

Place this "worm" on the 100 square and find the total of the four squares it covers. Keeping its head in the same place, what other totals can you make?

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

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?

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?

If we had 16 light bars which digital numbers could we make? How will you know you've found them all?

These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the clues to work out which name goes with each face.

When you throw two regular, six-faced dice you have more chance of getting one particular result than any other. What result would that be? Why is this?

Can you draw a square in which the perimeter is numerically equal to the area?

Cut differently-sized square corners from a square piece of paper to make boxes without lids. Do they all have the same volume?

If you put three beads onto a tens/ones abacus you could make the numbers 3, 30, 12 or 21. What numbers can be made with six beads?

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

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?

How many rectangles can you find in this shape? Which ones are differently sized and which are 'similar'?

What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?

Can you use the information to find out which cards I have used?

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.

Make a pair of cubes that can be moved to show all the days of the month from the 1st to the 31st.

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

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?

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?

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

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

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?

How many different shaped boxes can you design for 36 sweets in one layer? Can you arrange the sweets so that no sweets of the same colour are next to each other in any direction?

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

On a digital clock showing 24 hour time, over a whole day, how many times does a 5 appear? Is it the same number for a 12 hour clock over a whole day?

In how many ways can you stack these rods, following the rules?

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?

Investigate all the different squares you can make on this 5 by 5 grid by making your starting side go from the bottom left hand point. Can you find out the areas of all these squares?