These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.

The Red Express Train usually has five red carriages. How many ways can you find to add two blue carriages?

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

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

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so working in a systematic way will ensure none are left out.

The brown frog and green frog want to swap places without getting wet. They can hop onto a lily pad next to them, or hop over each other. How could they do it?

Lorenzie was packing his bag for a school trip. He packed four shirts and three pairs of pants. "I will be able to have a different outfit each day", he said. How many days will Lorenzie be away?

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?

Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this line?

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

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?

How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?

If we had 16 light bars which digital numbers could we make? How will you know you've found them all?

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?

The challenge here is to find as many routes as you can for a fence to go so that this town is divided up into two halves, each with 8 blocks.

How many different shapes can you make by putting four right- angled isosceles triangles together?

Sitting around a table are three girls and three boys. Use the clues to work out were each person is sitting.

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.

If these elves wear a different outfit every day for as many days as possible, how many days can their fun last?

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

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?

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

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?

The Zargoes use almost the same alphabet as English. What does this birthday message say?

You cannot choose a selection of ice cream flavours that includes totally what someone has already chosen. Have a go and find all the different ways in which seven children can have ice cream.

When newspaper pages get separated at home we have to try to sort them out and get things in the correct order. How many ways can we arrange these pages so that the numbering may be different?

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?

What is the smallest number of jumps needed before the white rabbits and the grey rabbits can continue along their path?

Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?

Six friends sat around a circular table. Can you work out from the information who sat where and what their profession were?

This challenge, written for the Young Mathematicians' Award, invites you to explore 'centred squares'.

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so working in a systematic way will ensure none are left out.

Moira is late for school. What is the shortest route she can take from the school gates to the entrance?

The Vikings communicated in writing by making simple scratches on wood or stones called runes. Can you work out how their code works using the table of the alphabet?

Use the clues to work out which cities Mohamed, Sheng, Tanya and Bharat live in.

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

Cherri, Saxon, Mel and Paul are friends. They are all different ages. Can you find out the age of each friend using the information?

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.

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

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?

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

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?

These eleven shapes each stand for a different number. Can you use the multiplication sums to work out what they are?

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?

This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.

This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!

Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers?

Nina must cook some pasta for 15 minutes but she only has a 7-minute sand-timer and an 11-minute sand-timer. How can she use these timers to measure exactly 15 minutes?