If you have ten counters numbered 1 to 10, how many can you put into pairs that add to 10? Which ones do you have to leave out? Why?

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

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

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. . . .

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?

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

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

There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?

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

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

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?

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

What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

In a Magic Square all the rows, columns and diagonals add to the 'Magic Constant'. How would you change the magic constant of this square?

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?

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

Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.

Investigate what happens when you add house numbers along a street in different ways.

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

These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is numerical, one geometric.

Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?

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?

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?

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

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?

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?

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?

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.

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?

Katie had a pack of 20 cards numbered from 1 to 20. She arranged the cards into 6 unequal piles where each pile added to the same total. What was the total and how could this be done?

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.

Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, focuses on 'open squares'. What would the next five open squares look like?

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

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

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?

There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children buy with their money?

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

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.

Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?