In 15 years' time my age will be the square of my age 15 years ago. Can you work out my age, and when I had other special birthdays?

How many more miles must the car travel before the numbers on the milometer and the trip meter contain the same digits in the same order?

Can you find an efficient method to work out how many handshakes there would be if hundreds of people met?

Many numbers can be expressed as the difference of two perfect squares. What do you notice about the numbers you CANNOT make?

How many winning lines can you make in a three-dimensional version of noughts and crosses?

Have a go at creating these images based on circles. What do you notice about the areas of the different sections?

If you move the tiles around, can you make squares with different coloured edges?

Four bags contain a large number of 1s, 3s, 5s and 7s. Pick any ten numbers from the bags above so that their total is 37.

There are lots of different methods to find out what the shapes are worth - how many can you find?

What is the same and what is different about these circle questions? What connections can you make?

Investigate how you can work out what day of the week your birthday will be on next year, and the year after...

A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape, and. . . .

There are four children in a family, two girls, Kate and Sally, and two boys, Tom and Ben. How old are the children?

Rectangle PQRS has X and Y on the edges. Triangles PQY, YRX and XSP have equal areas. Prove X and Y divide the sides of PQRS in the golden ratio.

Choose four consecutive whole numbers. Multiply the first and last numbers together. Multiply the middle pair together. What do you notice?

The diagram illustrates the formula: 1 + 3 + 5 + ... + (2n - 1) = n² Use the diagram to show that any odd number is the difference of two squares.

Show that if you add 1 to the product of four consecutive numbers the answer is ALWAYS a perfect square.

On the graph there are 28 marked points. These points all mark the vertices (corners) of eight hidden squares. Can you find the eight hidden squares?

How many different symmetrical shapes can you make by shading triangles or squares?

Imagine a large cube made from small red cubes being dropped into a pot of yellow paint. How many of the small cubes will have yellow paint on their faces?

What size square corners should be cut from a square piece of paper to make a box with the largest possible volume?

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

Imagine you have a large supply of 3kg and 8kg weights. How many of each weight would you need for the average (mean) of the weights to be 6kg? What other averages could you have?

Explore the effect of reflecting in two parallel mirror lines.

Can you describe this route to infinity? Where will the arrows take you next?

Is there a relationship between the coordinates of the endpoints of a line and the number of grid squares it crosses?

Which set of numbers that add to 10 have the largest product?

Square numbers can be represented as the sum of consecutive odd numbers. What is the sum of 1 + 3 + ..... + 149 + 151 + 153?

Powers of numbers behave in surprising ways. Take a look at some of these and try to explain why they are true.

The number 2.525252525252.... can be written as a fraction. What is the sum of the denominator and numerator?

This shape comprises four semi-circles. What is the relationship between the area of the shaded region and the area of the circle on AB as diameter?

Is it always possible to combine two paints made up in the ratios 1:x and 1:y and turn them into paint made up in the ratio a:b ? Can you find an efficent way of doing this?

Can all unit fractions be written as the sum of two unit fractions?

Start with two numbers and generate a sequence where the next number is the mean of the last two numbers...

The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.

Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?

A 2 by 3 rectangle contains 8 squares and a 3 by 4 rectangle contains 20 squares. What size rectangle(s) contain(s) exactly 100 squares? Can you find them all?

How many pairs of numbers can you find that add up to a multiple of 11? Do you notice anything interesting about your results?

The diagonals of a trapezium divide it into four parts. Can you create a trapezium where three of those parts are equal in area?

If you are given the mean, median and mode of five positive whole numbers, can you find the numbers?

Here is a chance to create some attractive images by rotating shapes through multiples of 90 degrees, or 30 degrees, or 72 degrees or...

Sissa cleverly asked the King for a reward that sounded quite modest but turned out to be rather large...

A jigsaw where pieces only go together if the fractions are equivalent.

Explore the effect of combining enlargements.

A hexagon, with sides alternately a and b units in length, is inscribed in a circle. How big is the radius of the circle?

A spider is sitting in the middle of one of the smallest walls in a room and a fly is resting beside the window. What is the shortest distance the spider would have to crawl to catch the fly?

Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?