Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
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?
A Latin square of order n is an array of n symbols in which each symbol occurs exactly once in each row and exactly once in each column.
Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?
In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?
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?
If you take a three by three square on a 1-10 addition square and multiply the diagonally opposite numbers together, what is the difference between these products. Why?
The puzzle can be solved by finding the values of the unknown digits (all indicated by asterisks) in the squares of the $9\times9$ grid.
In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
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?
What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?
A mathematician goes into a supermarket and buys four items. Using a calculator she multiplies the cost instead of adding them. How can her answer be the same as the total at the till?
Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?
Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?
Find a cuboid (with edges of integer values) that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?
Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.
How many different shaped boxes can you design for 36 sweets in one layer? Can you arrange the sweets so that no sweets of the same colour are next to each other in any direction?
This Sudoku puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers on the border lines between pairs of neighbouring squares of the grid.
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
A student in a maths class was trying to get some information from her teacher. She was given some clues and then the teacher ended by saying, "Well, how old are they?"
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 two digit number is special because adding the sum of its digits to the product of its digits gives me my original number. What could my number be?
What happens when you round these three-digit numbers to the nearest 100?
Many numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers. For example, 15=7+8 and 10=1+2+3+4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed in this way?
Make a pair of cubes that can be moved to show all the days of the month from the 1st to the 31st.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
How many rectangles can you find in this shape? Which ones are differently sized and which are 'similar'?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Use two dice to generate two numbers with one decimal place. What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?
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?
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?
This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.
Tim's class collected data about all their pets. Can you put the animal names under each column in the block graph using the information?
What is the date in February 2002 where the 8 digits are palindromic if the date is written in the British way?
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?
Systematically explore the range of symmetric designs that can be created by shading parts of the motif below. Use normal square lattice paper to record your results.
The pages of my calendar have got mixed up. Can you sort them out?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
If we had 16 light bars which digital numbers could we make? How will you know you've found them all?
There are seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.