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 a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
Can you go from A to Z right through the alphabet in the hexagonal maze?
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?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
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?
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.
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.
Arrange the shapes in a line so that you change either colour or shape in the next piece along. Can you find several ways to start with a blue triangle and end with a red circle?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?
Use these four dominoes to make a square that has the same number of dots on each side.
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?
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 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?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
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 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?
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?
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 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.
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?
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?
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).
Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
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 see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?
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?
I was looking at the number plate of a car parked outside. Using my special code S208VBJ adds to 65. Can you crack my code and use it to find out what both of these number plates add up to?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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?
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?
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?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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.
What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.
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.
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?
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 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 make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).