Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

Imagine a pyramid which is built in square layers of small cubes. If we number the cubes from the top, starting with 1, can you picture which cubes are directly below this first cube?

Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, involves open-topped boxes made with interlocking cubes. Explore the number of units of paint that are needed to cover the boxes. . . .

Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?

Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these operations. What number do you end on?

If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.

If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?

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.

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

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?

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

Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?

How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?

Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.

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 your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?

This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.

Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?

This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?

There are to be 6 homes built on a new development site. They could be semi-detached, detached or terraced houses. How many different combinations of these can you find?

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?

Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?

Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

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.

Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?

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.

A group of children are using measuring cylinders but they lose the labels. Can you help relabel them?

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!

Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.

Write the numbers up to 64 in an interesting way so that the shape they make at the end is interesting, different, more exciting ... than just a square.

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?

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.

A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.