In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?
In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.
Arrange the numbers 1 to 6 in each set of circles below. The sum of each side of the triangle should equal the number in its centre.
As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?
Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?
This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, invites you to explore the different combinations of scores that you might get on these dart boards.
This magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!
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?
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?
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?
At the beginning of May Tom put his tomato plant outside. On the same day he sowed a bean in another pot. When will the two be the same height?
Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
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?
Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. They will plant them within circular paths. How could they do this?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Woof is a big dog. Yap is a little dog. Emma has 16 dog biscuits to give to the two dogs. She gave Woof 4 more biscuits than Yap. How many biscuits did each dog get?
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 34. For an extra challenge try the huge American Flag magic square.
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.
Annie and Ben are playing a game with a calculator. What was Annie's secret number?
Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?
The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?
In how many ways could Mrs Beeswax put ten coins into her three puddings so that each pudding ended up with at least two coins?
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?
Can you arrange fifteen dominoes so that all the touching domino pieces add to 6 and the ends join up? Can you make all the joins add to 7?
You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?
Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
Sam got into an elevator. He went down five floors, up six floors, down seven floors, then got out on the second floor. On what floor did he get on?
Cassandra, David and Lachlan are brothers and sisters. They range in age between 1 year and 14 years. Can you figure out their exact ages from the clues?
This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
This is an adding game for two players.
Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left over each time? Can you explain why?
There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of 10 eggs. Can you use the information given to find out how many eggs are in each basket?
There are 4 jugs which hold 9 litres, 7 litres, 4 litres and 2 litres. Find a way to pour 9 litres of drink from one jug to another until you are left with exactly 3 litres in three of the jugs.
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.
Mrs Morgan, the class's teacher, pinned numbers onto the backs of three children. Use the information to find out what the three numbers were.
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
Can you draw a continuous line through 16 numbers on this grid so that the total of the numbers you pass through is as high as possible?
There are 44 people coming to a dinner party. There are 15 square tables that seat 4 people. Find a way to seat the 44 people using all 15 tables, with no empty places.
This big box adds something to any number that goes into it. If you know the numbers that come out, what addition might be going on in the box?
Can you find 2 butterflies to go on each flower so that the numbers on each pair of butterflies adds to the same number as the one on the flower?
Claire thinks she has the most sports cards in her album. "I have 12 pages with 2 cards on each page", says Claire. Ross counts his cards. "No! I have 3 cards on each of my pages and there are. . . .
Cherri, Saxon, Mel and Paul are friends. They are all different ages. Can you find out the age of each friend using the information?
In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?
Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?