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

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 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!

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?

Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these operations. What number do you end on?

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

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!

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

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?

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?

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?

Kate has eight multilink cubes. She has two red ones, two yellow, two green and two blue. She wants to fit them together to make a cube so that each colour shows on each face just once.

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

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?

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?

In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?

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?

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.

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

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

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

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

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?

A dog is looking for a good place to bury his bone. Can you work out where he started and ended in each case? What possible routes could he have taken?

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

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....?

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

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

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 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?

There are to be 6 homes built on a new development site. They could be semi-detached, detached or terraced houses. How many different combinations of these can you find?

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

Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?

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

If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?

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

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

What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

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

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.

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

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?