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?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the
quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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 tricky challenge asks you to find ways of going across rectangles, going through exactly ten squares.
Place the numbers 1 to 8 in the circles so that no consecutive
numbers are joined by a line.
A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You
win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book.
How many pages does the book have?
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.
In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
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?
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?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
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?
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....?
Can you order the digits from 1-6 to make a number which is
divisible by 6 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a
5-figure number divisible by 5, and so on?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat?
How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which
are different heights.
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
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.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
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?
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
Use the numbers and symbols to make this number sentence correct. How many different ways can you find?
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral
triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them
What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey
Make a pair of cubes that can be moved to show all the days of the
month from the 1st to the 31st.
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the
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.
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
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 happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
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?
What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other
numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?
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 seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost
their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.
These eleven shapes each stand for a different number. Can you use the multiplication sums to work out what they are?
In this challenge, buckets come in five different sizes. If you choose some buckets, can you investigate the different ways in which they can be filled?
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?