Take three differently coloured blocks - maybe red, yellow and blue. Make a tower using one of each colour. How many different towers can you make?
Use these four dominoes to make a square that has the same number of dots on each side.
In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?
Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?
Can you find 2 butterflies to go on each flower so that the numbers on each pair of butterflies adds to the same number as the one on the flower?
Can you arrange fifteen dominoes so that all the touching domino pieces add to 6 and the ends join up? Can you make all the joins add to 7?
Can you work out the domino pieces which would go in the middle in each case to complete the pattern of these eight sets of 3 dominoes?
Find the next two dominoes in these sequences.
Kate has eight multilink cubes. She has two red ones, two yellow, two green and two blue. She wants to fit them together to make a cube so that each colour shows on each face just once.
Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
These hands-on activities are ideally suited to Key Stage 1 children.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Kimie and Sebastian were making sticks from interlocking cubes and lining them up. Can they make their lines the same length? Can they make any other lines?
Start with three pairs of socks. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair is the same as another mismatched pair. Is there more than one way to do it?
Which comes next in each pattern of dominoes?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Leah and Tom each have a number line. Can you work out where their counters will land? What are the secret jumps they make with their counters?
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
Find the squares that Froggie skips onto to get to the pumpkin patch. She starts on 3 and finishes on 30, but she lands only on a square that has a number 3 more than the square she skips from.
Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?
Can you make five differently sized squares from the tangram pieces?
What is the least number of moves you can take to rearrange the bears so that no bear is next to a bear of the same colour?
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?
Here are four cubes joined together. How many other arrangements of four cubes can you find? Can you draw them on dotty paper?
Arrange 3 red, 3 blue and 3 yellow counters into a three-by-three square grid, so that there is only one of each colour in every row and every column
Jack has nine tiles. He put them together to make a square so that two tiles of the same colour were not beside each other. Can you find another way to do it?
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
This game is known as Pong hau k'i in China and Ou-moul-ko-no in Korea. Find a friend to play or try the interactive version online.
You have a set of the digits from 0 – 9. Can you arrange these in the 5 boxes to make two-digit numbers as close to the targets as possible?
Can you put these times on the clocks in order? You might like to arrange them in a circle.
Can you fill in the empty boxes in the grid with the right shape and colour?
These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the clues to work out which name goes with each face.