Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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!
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 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?
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 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
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. . . .
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?
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 six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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?
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?
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?
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?
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?
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?
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?
Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?
Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these operations. What number do you end on?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
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?
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?
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?
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.
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
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?
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?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
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.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?
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.
These caterpillars have 16 parts. What different shapes do they make if each part lies in the small squares of a 4 by 4 square?
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?
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Ben has five coins in his pocket. How much money might he have?