During the third hour after midnight the hands on a clock point in the same direction (so one hand is over the top of the other). At what time, to the nearest second, does this happen?

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?

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?

Stuart's watch loses two minutes every hour. Adam's watch gains one minute every hour. Use the information to work out what time (the real time) they arrived at the airport.

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?

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

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?

Alice's mum needs to go to each child's house just once and then back home again. How many different routes are there? Use the information to find out how long each road is on the route she took.

There is a long tradition of creating mazes throughout history and across the world. This article gives details of mazes you can visit and those that you can tackle on paper.

In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

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.

Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.

Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

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

What is the date in February 2002 where the 8 digits are palindromic if the date is written in the British way?

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

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

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

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?

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

Use the clues to find out who's who in the family, to fill in the family tree and to find out which of the family members are mathematicians and which are not.

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

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?

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?

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

Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?

This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?

Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?

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?

On a digital 24 hour clock, at certain times, all the digits are consecutive. How many times like this are there between midnight and 7 a.m.?

How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

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

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

In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?

How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?

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?

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

How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?

A package contains a set of resources designed to develop students’ mathematical thinking. This package places a particular emphasis on “being systematic” and is designed to meet. . . .

This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.

This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.

This tricky challenge asks you to find ways of going across rectangles, going through exactly ten squares.

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

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

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

This cube has ink on each face which leaves marks on paper as it is rolled. Can you work out what is on each face and the route it has taken?

A challenging activity focusing on finding all possible ways of stacking rods.