Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

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

Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.

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?

Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?

Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?

Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

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

This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?

A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.

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 are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?

Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?

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

Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.

There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?

What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make when the circles are different sizes?

A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.

Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?

A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?