Can you work out how many cubes were used to make this open box? What size of open box could you make if you had 112 cubes?

What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?

Can you shunt the trucks so that the Cattle truck and the Sheep truck change places and the Engine is back on the main line?

10 space travellers are waiting to board their spaceships. There are two rows of seats in the waiting room. Using the rules, where are they all sitting? Can you find all the possible ways?

How will you go about finding all the jigsaw pieces that have one peg and one hole?

Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?

Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.

What is the smallest cuboid that you can put in this box so that you cannot fit another that's the same into it?

Swap the stars with the moons, using only knights' moves (as on a chess board). What is the smallest number of moves possible?

How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?

Building up a simple Celtic knot. Try the interactivity or download the cards or have a go on squared paper.

In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?

This challenge involves eight three-cube models made from interlocking cubes. Investigate different ways of putting the models together then compare your constructions.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?

Can you make a 3x3 cube with these shapes made from small cubes?

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 find ways of joining cubes together so that 28 faces are visible?

Can you work out what shape is made by folding in this way? Why not create some patterns using this shape but in different sizes?

What happens to the area of a square if you double the length of the sides? Try the same thing with rectangles, diamonds and other shapes. How do the four smaller ones fit into the larger one?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?

Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, involves open-topped boxes made with interlocking cubes. Explore the number of units of paint that are needed to cover the boxes. . . .

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

Have a look at what happens when you pull a reef knot and a granny knot tight. Which do you think is best for securing things together? Why?

Investigate the number of paths you can take from one vertex to another in these 3D shapes. Is it possible to take an odd number and an even number of paths to the same vertex?

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?

Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.

Can you use the interactive to complete the tangrams in the shape of butterflies?

For this task, you'll need an A4 sheet and two A5 transparent sheets. Decide on a way of arranging the A5 sheets on top of the A4 sheet and explore ...

How many different ways can you find of fitting five hexagons together? How will you know you have found all the ways?

Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?

What are the next three numbers in this sequence? Can you explain why are they called pyramid numbers?

When I fold a 0-20 number line, I end up with 'stacks' of numbers on top of each other. These challenges involve varying the length of the number line and investigating the 'stack totals'.