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?

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

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.

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

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?

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?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

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

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.

Here are the prices for 1st and 2nd class mail within the UK. You have an unlimited number of each of these stamps. Which stamps would you need to post a parcel weighing 825g?

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!

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

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

On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?

Use the information to work out how many gifts there are in each pile.

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.

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

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

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

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

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,. . . .

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?

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

This group activity will encourage you to share calculation strategies and to think about which strategy might be the most efficient.

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?

This task combines spatial awareness with addition and multiplication.

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.

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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?