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?
There are 44 people coming to a dinner party. There are 15 square tables that seat 4 people. Find a way to seat the 44 people using all 15 tables, with no empty places.
Amy's mum had given her £2.50 to spend. She bought four times as many pens as pencils and was given 40p change. How many of each did she buy?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Can you find a path from a number at the top of this network to the bottom which goes through each number from 1 to 9 once and once only?
There are 78 prisoners in a square cell block of twelve cells. The clever prison warder arranged them so there were 25 along each wall of the prison block. How did he do it?
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.
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?
Can you arrange the digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 3 to make a Number Sandwich?
There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of 10 eggs. Can you use the information given to find out how many eggs are in each basket?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
Use the 'double-3 down' dominoes to make a square so that each side has eight dots.
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?
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.
Use these four dominoes to make a square that has the same number of dots on each side.
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?
You have two sets of the digits 0 – 9. Can you arrange these in the five boxes to make four-digit numbers as close to the target numbers as possible?
In this problem it is not the squares that jump, you do the jumping! The idea is to go round the track in as few jumps as possible.
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?
Can you use the information to find out which cards I have used?
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
This cube has ink on each face which leaves marks on paper as it is rolled. Can you work out what is on each face and the route it has taken?
A dog is looking for a good place to bury his bone. Can you work out where he started and ended in each case? What possible routes could he have taken?
Arrange the numbers 1 to 6 in each set of circles below. The sum of each side of the triangle should equal the number in its centre.
Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 34. For an extra challenge try the huge American Flag magic square.
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?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
Your challenge is to find the longest way through the network following this rule. You can start and finish anywhere, and with any shape, as long as you follow the correct order.
In 1871 a mathematician called Augustus De Morgan died. De Morgan made a puzzling statement about his age. Can you discover which year De Morgan was born in?
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?
Katie had a pack of 20 cards numbered from 1 to 20. She arranged the cards into 6 unequal piles where each pile added to the same total. What was the total and how could this be done?
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.
Using only six straight cuts, find a way to make as many pieces of pizza as possible. (The pieces can be different sizes and shapes).
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?
Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Woof is a big dog. Yap is a little dog. Emma has 16 dog biscuits to give to the two dogs. She gave Woof 4 more biscuits than Yap. How many biscuits did each dog get?
Sam sets up displays of cat food in his shop in triangular stacks. If Felix buys some, then how can Sam arrange the remaining cans in triangular stacks?
There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children buy with their money?
The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?
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?
In this problem you have to place four by four magic squares on the faces of a cube so that along each edge of the cube the numbers match.