Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.
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).
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
Find at least one way to put in some operation signs (+ - x ÷) to make these digits come to 100.
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
There are a number of coins on a table. One quarter of the coins show heads. If I turn over 2 coins, then one third show heads. How many coins are there altogether?
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.
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?
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 see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?
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?
Is it possible to draw a 5-pointed star without taking your pencil off the paper? Is it possible to draw a 6-pointed star in the same way without taking your pen off?
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.
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.
As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?
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.
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?
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?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
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.
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
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?
Use the information to work out how many gifts there are in each pile.
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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 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.
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?
Nine squares with side lengths 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 18 cm can be fitted together to form a rectangle. What are the dimensions of the rectangle?
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
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?
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.
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.
Peter, Melanie, Amil and Jack received a total of 38 chocolate eggs. Use the information to work out how many eggs each person had.
The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?
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?
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
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 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 make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
Put the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 into the squares so that the numbers on each circle add up to the same amount. Can you find the rule for giving another set of six numbers?
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?