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

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

Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.

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

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?

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

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?

Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.

Arrange the digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 3 so that between the two 1's there is one digit, between the two 2's there are two digits, and between the two 3's there are three digits.

Can you use the information to find out which cards I have used?

You have been given nine weights, one of which is slightly heavier than the rest. Can you work out which weight is heavier in just two weighings of the balance?

Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.

Place the numbers 1 to 8 in the circles so that no consecutive numbers are joined by a line.

This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?

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.

A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?

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?

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?

Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?

The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?

Can you find which shapes you need to put into the grid to make the totals at the end of each row and the bottom of each column?

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?

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?

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?

This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.

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?

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?

Countries from across the world competed in a sports tournament. Can you devise an efficient strategy to work out the order in which they finished?

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

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

Bellringers have a special way to write down the patterns they ring. Learn about these patterns and draw some of your own.

A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.

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

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?

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

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?

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

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

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

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.