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?

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!

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

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

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

We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. Then we build around that red cube with blue cubes and so on. How many cubes of each colour have we used?

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

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?

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

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

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.

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

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

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?

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.

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

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

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

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?

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?

In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.

Cherri, Saxon, Mel and Paul are friends. They are all different ages. Can you find out the age of each friend using the information?

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

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?

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

Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?

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?

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

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

Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.

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.

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?

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!

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.

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

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?

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?

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.

You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?

Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?

You have two egg timers. One takes 4 minutes exactly to empty and the other takes 7 minutes. What times in whole minutes can you measure and how?