What is the smallest number of tiles needed to tile this patio? Can you investigate patios of different sizes?

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

What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?

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?

This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.

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.

Can you find six numbers to go in the Daisy from which you can make all the numbers from 1 to a number bigger than 25?

How many ways can you find of tiling the square patio, using square tiles of different sizes?

How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.

Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.

Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

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.

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

The letters of the word ABACUS have been arranged in the shape of a triangle. How many different ways can you find to read the word ABACUS from this triangular pattern?

What is the date in February 2002 where the 8 digits are palindromic if the date is written in the British way?

This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.

This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.

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?

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

Cut differently-sized square corners from a square piece of paper to make boxes without lids. Do they all have the same volume?

My cousin was 24 years old on Friday April 5th in 1974. On what day of the week was she born?

Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?

A thoughtful shepherd used bales of straw to protect the area around his lambs. Explore how you can arrange the bales.

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

Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?

What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?

Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?

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

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.?

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

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.

This tricky challenge asks you to find ways of going across rectangles, going through exactly ten squares.

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?

Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...

Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent pair adds up to a square number?

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?

Can you draw a square in which the perimeter is numerically equal to the area?

What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

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?

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.

Ana and Ross looked in a trunk in the attic. They found old cloaks and gowns, hats and masks. How many possible costumes could they make?

The pages of my calendar have got mixed up. Can you sort them out?

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?

Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?

How many different journeys could you make if you were going to visit four stations in this network? How about if there were five stations? Can you predict the number of journeys for seven stations?