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?
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?
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?
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?
If these elves wear a different outfit every day for as many days
as possible, how many days can their fun last?
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?
This activity focuses on rounding to the nearest 10.
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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?
Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the
quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?
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?
How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat?
How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be
on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?
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?
Make a pair of cubes that can be moved to show all the days of the
month from the 1st to the 31st.
In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks.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 clues to work out which cities Mohamed, Sheng, Tanya and
Bharat live in.
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
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?
In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?
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?
Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!
Use the numbers and symbols to make this number sentence correct. How many different ways can you find?
This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.
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?
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 fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the
clues to work out which name goes with each face.
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?
These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.
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?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify
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?
How many rectangles can you find in this shape? Which ones are
differently sized and which are 'similar'?
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?
Moira is late for school. What is the shortest route she can take from the school gates to the entrance?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
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?
My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all
There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and
lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children
buy with their money?
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?
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of
rabbit there are in these pens?
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!
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can