Roll two red dice and a green dice. Add the two numbers on the red dice and take away the number on the green. What are all the different possibilities that could come up?

Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?

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 rearrange the biscuits on the plates so that the three biscuits on each plate are all different and there is no plate with two biscuits the same as two biscuits on another plate?

Kate has eight multilink cubes. She has two red ones, two yellow, two green and two blue. She wants to fit them together to make a cube so that each colour shows on each face just once.

Here are four cubes joined together. How many other arrangements of four cubes can you find? Can you draw them on dotty paper?

When intergalactic Wag Worms are born they look just like a cube. Each year they grow another cube in any direction. Find all the shapes that five-year-old Wag Worms can be.

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?

Jack has nine tiles. He put them together to make a square so that two tiles of the same colour were not beside each other. Can you find another way to do it?

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

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

In the planet system of Octa the planets are arranged in the shape of an octahedron. How many different routes could be taken to get from Planet A to Planet Zargon?

How could you put eight beanbags in the hoops so that there are four in the blue hoop, five in the red and six in the yellow? Can you find all the ways of doing this?

Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

In a bowl there are 4 Chocolates, 3 Jellies and 5 Mints. Find a way to share the sweets between the three children so they each get the kind they like. Is there more than one way to do it?

In this challenge, buckets come in five different sizes. If you choose some buckets, can you investigate the different ways in which they can be filled?

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 dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?

Arrange 3 red, 3 blue and 3 yellow counters into a three-by-three square grid, so that there is only one of each colour in every row and every column

These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the clues to work out which name goes with each face.

How could you arrange at least two dice in a stack so that the total of the visible spots is 18?

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

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

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 each time?

Penta people, the Pentominoes, always build their houses from five square rooms. I wonder how many different Penta homes you can create?

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

Can you help the children find the two triangles which have the lengths of two sides numerically equal to their areas?

Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?

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.

George and Jim want to buy a chocolate bar. George needs 2p more and Jim need 50p more to buy it. How much is the chocolate bar?

Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.

I was in my car when I noticed a line of four cars on the lane next to me with number plates starting and ending with J, K, L and M. What order were they in?

Can you put plus signs in so this is true? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 99 How many ways can you do it?

A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?

An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

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?

How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?

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

Here you see the front and back views of a dodecahedron. Each vertex has been numbered so that the numbers around each pentagonal face add up to 65. Can you find all the missing numbers?

In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

Tim had nine cards each with a different number from 1 to 9 on it. How could he have put them into three piles so that the total in each pile was 15?

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.

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....?