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?
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.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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).
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
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?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
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?
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?
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?
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?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
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 make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
Can you arrange the digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 3 to make a Number Sandwich?
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?
Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?
Use the 'double-3 down' dominoes to make a square so that each side has eight dots.
Use these four dominoes to make a square that has the same number of dots on each side.
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.
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.
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
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?
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?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
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?
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?
Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?
Cassandra, David and Lachlan are brothers and sisters. They range in age between 1 year and 14 years. Can you figure out their exact ages from the clues?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Factor track is not a race but a game of skill. The idea is to go round the track in as few moves as possible, keeping to the rules.
Can you use the information to find out which cards I have used?
If these balls are put on a line with each ball touching the one in front and the one behind, which arrangement makes the shortest line of balls?
What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.
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?
Can you draw a continuous line through 16 numbers on this grid so that the total of the numbers you pass through is as high as possible?
Exploring balance and centres of mass can be great fun. The resulting structures can seem impossible. Here are some images to encourage you to experiment with non-breakable objects of your own.
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.
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
Can you make a 3x3 cube with these shapes made from small cubes?
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.
Can you go from A to Z right through the alphabet in the hexagonal maze?
Mrs Morgan, the class's teacher, pinned numbers onto the backs of three children. Use the information to find out what the three numbers were.