Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
These rectangles have been torn. How many squares did each one have inside it before it was ripped?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Can you help the children find the two triangles which have the lengths of two sides numerically equal to their areas?
Can you draw a square in which the perimeter is numerically equal to the area?
Can you order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on?
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.
Cut differently-sized square corners from a square piece of paper to make boxes without lids. Do they all have the same volume?
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?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?
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?
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?
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.
In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?
Investigate all the different squares you can make on this 5 by 5 grid by making your starting side go from the bottom left hand point. Can you find out the areas of all these squares?
Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?
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?
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....?
This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.
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?
What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?
My cousin was 24 years old on Friday April 5th in 1974. On what day of the week was she born?
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
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?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
The pages of my calendar have got mixed up. Can you sort them out?
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.?
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?
Use the numbers and symbols to make this number sentence correct. How many different ways can you find?
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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 smallest number of tiles needed to tile this patio? Can you investigate patios of different sizes?
Place this "worm" on the 100 square and find the total of the four squares it covers. Keeping its head in the same place, what other totals can you make?
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 substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?
How many ways can you find of tiling the square patio, using square tiles of different sizes?
What is the largest 'ribbon square' you can make? And the smallest? How many different squares can you make altogether?
These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.
Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.
In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?
This activity focuses on rounding to the nearest 10.
What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?
My local DIY shop calculates the price of its windows according to the area of glass and the length of frame used. Can you work out how they arrived at these prices?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?