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?

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.

Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?

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?

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?

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.

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.

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?

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

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

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 use the information to find out which cards I have used?

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.

The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square hole for each disc. Use the information to find out how many discs of each colour there are in the box.

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).

On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?

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

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

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?

Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?

Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

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?

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.

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?

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

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

Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.

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?

Skippy and Anna are locked in a room in a large castle. The key to that room, and all the other rooms, is a number. The numbers are locked away in a problem. Can you help them to get out?

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?

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

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?

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?

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?

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

Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?

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.

Find another number that is one short of a square number and when you double it and add 1, the result is also a square number.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.