There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?

The Red Express Train usually has five red carriages. How many ways can you find to add two blue carriages?

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

Take three differently coloured blocks - maybe red, yellow and blue. Make a tower using one of each colour. How many different towers can you make?

Start with three pairs of socks. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair is the same as another mismatched pair. Is there more than one way to do it?

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

Lorenzie was packing his bag for a school trip. He packed four shirts and three pairs of pants. "I will be able to have a different outfit each day", he said. How many days will Lorenzie be away?

My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?

Imagine that the puzzle pieces of a jigsaw are roughly a rectangular shape and all the same size. How many different puzzle pieces could there be?

El Crico the cricket has to cross a square patio to get home. He can jump the length of one tile, two tiles and three tiles. Can you find a path that would get El Crico home in three jumps?

What is the least number of moves you can take to rearrange the bears so that no bear is next to a bear of the same colour?

Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.

My briefcase has a three-number combination lock, but I have forgotten the combination. I remember that there's a 3, a 5 and an 8. How many possible combinations are there to try?

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.

How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?

Can you fill in the empty boxes in the grid with the right shape and colour?

This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

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

Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?

Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?

Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this line?

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?

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.

Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?

A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?

Seven friends went to a fun fair with lots of scary rides. They decided to pair up for rides until each friend had ridden once with each of the others. What was the total number rides?

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.

Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?

What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?

This challenge, written for the Young Mathematicians' Award, invites you to explore 'centred squares'.

How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?

Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.

In how many ways could Mrs Beeswax put ten coins into her three puddings so that each pudding ended up with at least two coins?

Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?

Use the clues to find out who's who in the family, to fill in the family tree and to find out which of the family members are mathematicians and which are not.

Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?

These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the clues to work out which name goes with each face.

In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?

What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?