Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?

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

In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?

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?

Find out what a Deca Tree is and then work out how many leaves there will be after the woodcutter has cut off a trunk, a branch, a twig and a leaf.

A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?

The Scot, John Napier, invented these strips about 400 years ago to help calculate multiplication and division. Can you work out how to use Napier's bones to find the answer to these multiplications?

This multiplication uses each of the digits 0 - 9 once and once only. Using the information given, can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?

Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.

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. . . .

Annie and Ben are playing a game with a calculator. What was Annie's secret number?

A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.

Use 4 four times with simple operations so that you get the answer 12. Can you make 15, 16 and 17 too?

There are over sixty different ways of making 24 by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing all four numbers 4, 6, 6 and 8 (using each number only once). How many can you find?

Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

Amy has a box containing domino pieces but she does not think it is a complete set. She has 24 dominoes in her box and there are 125 spots on them altogether. Which of her domino pieces are missing?

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

All the girls would like a puzzle each for Christmas and all the boys would like a book each. Solve the riddle to find out how many puzzles and books Santa left.

These eleven shapes each stand for a different number. Can you use the multiplication sums to work out what they are?

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 numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 once and only once, and the operations x and ÷ once and only once, what is the smallest whole number you can make?

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 were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?

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?

The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?

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

Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.

Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?

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!

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

Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?

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.

Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field.

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

These sixteen children are standing in four lines of four, one behind the other. They are each holding a card with a number on it. Can you work out the missing numbers?

This number has 903 digits. What is the sum of all 903 digits?

What do you notice about the date 03.06.09? Or 08.01.09? This challenge invites you to investigate some interesting dates yourself.

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

If the numbers 5, 7 and 4 go into this function machine, what numbers will come out?

What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?

Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.