During the third hour after midnight the hands on a clock point in the same direction (so one hand is over the top of the other). At what time, to the nearest second, does this happen?

This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.

Chandrika was practising a long distance run. Can you work out how long the race was from the information?

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

Use this information to work out whether the front or back wheel of this bicycle gets more wear and tear.

There are four equal weights on one side of the scale and an apple on the other side. What can you say that is true about the apple and the weights from the picture?

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. . . .

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.

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

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

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

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?

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

Where can you draw a line on a clock face so that the numbers on both sides have the same total?

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 big box multiplies anything that goes inside it by the same number. If you know the numbers that come out, what multiplication might be going on in the box?

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?

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.

Grandma found her pie balanced on the scale with two weights and a quarter of a pie. So how heavy was each pie?

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

Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?

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

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

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

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

Can you find which shapes you need to put into the grid to make the totals at the end of each row and the bottom of each column?

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

Can you order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on?

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

Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?

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

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

This article for teachers describes how modelling number properties involving multiplication using an array of objects not only allows children to represent their thinking with concrete materials,. . . .

The Man is much smaller than us. Can you use the picture of him next to a mug to estimate his height and how much tea he drinks?

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.

Find the product of the numbers on the routes from A to B. Which route has the smallest product? Which the largest?

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?

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

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

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?

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.

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!

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

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