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

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

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

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

Peter, Melanie, Amil and Jack received a total of 38 chocolate eggs. Use the information to work out how many eggs each person had.

There are three buckets each of which holds a maximum of 5 litres. Use the clues to work out how much liquid there is in each bucket.

On a calculator, make 15 by using only the 2 key and any of the four operations keys. How many ways can you find to do it?

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

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. . . .

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

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

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

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?

The value of the circle changes in each of the following problems. Can you discover its value in each problem?

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?

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

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.

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

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?

EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.

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

On Friday the magic plant was only 2 centimetres tall. Every day it doubled its height. How tall was it on Monday?

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!

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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?

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

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?

Look on the back of any modern book and you will find an ISBN code. Take this code and calculate this sum in the way shown. Can you see what the answers always have in common?

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?

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

This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?

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?

Find another number that is one short of a square number and when you double it and add 1, the result is also a square number.

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