Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?

Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.

Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide on the best training regime for your rowing crew.

Imagine picking up a bow and some arrows and attempting to hit the target a few times. Can you work out the settings for the sight that give you the best chance of gaining a high score?

Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?

What is the greatest volume you can get for a rectangular (cuboid) parcel if the maximum combined length and girth are 2 metres?

A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.

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 make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?

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

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.

Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?

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?

If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

A car's milometer reads 4631 miles and the trip meter has 173.3 on it. How many more miles must the car travel before the two numbers contain the same digits in the same order?

Can you guess the colours of the 10 marbles in the bag? Can you develop an effective strategy for reaching 1000 points in the least number of rounds?

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?

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?

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?

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

Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.

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?

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

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

Can you number the vertices, edges and faces of a tetrahedron so that the number on each edge is the mean of the numbers on the adjacent vertices and the mean of the numbers on the adjacent faces?

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?

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

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

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?

The graph represents a salesman’s area of activity with the shops that the salesman must visit each day. What route around the shops has the minimum total distance?

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

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?

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?

Use the numbers in the box below to make the base of a top-heavy pyramid whose top number is 200.

Peter, Melanie, Amil and Jack received a total of 38 chocolate eggs. Use the information to work out how many eggs each person had.

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.

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

Find out why these matrices are magic. Can you work out how they were made? Can you make your own Magic Matrix?

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.

Three teams have each played two matches. The table gives the total number points and goals scored for and against each team. Fill in the table and find the scores in the three matches.

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?

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?

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.

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

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?

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 3x3 cube with these shapes made from small cubes?

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.