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.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
What do you notice about the date 03.06.09? Or 08.01.09? This
challenge invites you to investigate some interesting dates
Seven friends went to a fun fair with lots of scary rides. They
decided to pair up for rides until each friend had ridden once with
each of the others. What was the total number rides?
Place the numbers 1 to 8 in the circles so that no consecutive
numbers are joined by a line.
This tricky challenge asks you to find ways of going across rectangles, going through exactly ten squares.
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.
If these elves wear a different outfit every day for as many days
as possible, how many days can their fun last?
A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.
Use the clues to work out which cities Mohamed, Sheng, Tanya and
Bharat live in.
Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be
on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?
These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the clues to work out which name goes with each face.
What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey
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. . . .
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.
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?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both
sides once you've made the pieces?
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
Make a pair of cubes that can be moved to show all the days of the
month from the 1st to the 31st.
There are seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.
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?
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?
Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
What is the smallest number of tiles needed to tile this patio? Can
you investigate patios of different sizes?
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?
Tim's class collected data about all their pets. Can you put the
animal names under each column in the block graph using the
Can you use the information to find out which cards I have used?
What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other
numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?
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.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
If you had any number of ordinary dice, what are the possible ways
of making their totals 6? What would the product of the dice be
Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn
and of a bean seed growing into a plant?
Chandra, Jane, Terry and Harry ordered their lunches from the
sandwich shop. Use the information below to find out who ordered
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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?
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?
What is the date in February 2002 where the 8 digits are
palindromic if the date is written in the British way?
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 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.
If you have three circular objects, you could arrange them so that
they are separate, touching, overlapping or inside each other. Can
you investigate all the different possibilities?
Using all ten cards from 0 to 9, rearrange them to make five prime
numbers. Can you find any other ways of doing it?
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?
This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?