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

Look at what happens when you take a number, square it and subtract your answer. What kind of number do you get? Can you prove it?

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

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

56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?

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

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

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.

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. . . .

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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

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?

Ben’s class were making cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

Can you score 100 by throwing rings on this board? Is there more than way to do it?

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

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.

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?

Find at least one way to put in some operation signs (+ - x ÷) to make these digits come to 100.

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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.

On the table there is a pile of oranges and lemons that weighs exactly one kilogram. Using the information, can you work out how many lemons there are?

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

Put a number at the top of the machine and collect a number at the bottom. What do you get? Which numbers get back to themselves?

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?

Can you order the digits from 1-6 to make a number which is divisible by 6 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 5-figure number divisible by 5, and so on?

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

Explore Alex's number plumber. What questions would you like to ask? What do you think is happening to the numbers?

Annie cut this numbered cake into 3 pieces with 3 cuts so that the numbers on each piece added to the same total. Where were the cuts and what fraction of the whole cake was each piece?

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

Rocco ran in a 200 m race for his class. Use the information to find out how many runners there were in the race and what Rocco's finishing position was.

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