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.

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

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.

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

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so working in a systematic way will ensure none are left out.

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

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?

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?

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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

The Zargoes use almost the same alphabet as English. What does this birthday message say?

Six friends sat around a circular table. Can you work out from the information who sat where and what their profession were?

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

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?

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

Sitting around a table are three girls and three boys. Use the clues to work out were each person is sitting.

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

When newspaper pages get separated at home we have to try to sort them out and get things in the correct order. How many ways can we arrange these pages so that the numbering may be different?

If we had 16 light bars which digital numbers could we make? How will you know you've found them all?

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

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

Use the clues to work out which cities Mohamed, Sheng, Tanya and Bharat live in.

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

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

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?

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

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

Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.

How could you put eight beanbags in the hoops so that there are four in the blue hoop, five in the red and six in the yellow? Can you find all the ways of doing this?

Nina must cook some pasta for 15 minutes but she only has a 7-minute sand-timer and an 11-minute sand-timer. How can she use these timers to measure exactly 15 minutes?

You cannot choose a selection of ice cream flavours that includes totally what someone has already chosen. Have a go and find all the different ways in which seven children can have ice cream.

A merchant brings four bars of gold to a jeweller. How can the jeweller use the scales just twice to identify the lighter, fake bar?

Make a pair of cubes that can be moved to show all the days of the month from the 1st to the 31st.

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?

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

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

Chandra, Jane, Terry and Harry ordered their lunches from the sandwich shop. Use the information below to find out who ordered each sandwich.

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

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?

In this maze of hexagons, you start in the centre at 0. The next hexagon must be a multiple of 2 and the next a multiple of 5. What are the possible paths you could take?

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?

There is a long tradition of creating mazes throughout history and across the world. This article gives details of mazes you can visit and those that you can tackle on paper.

George and Jim want to buy a chocolate bar. George needs 2p more and Jim need 50p more to buy it. How much is the chocolate bar?

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.

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?

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?

The Vikings communicated in writing by making simple scratches on wood or stones called runes. Can you work out how their code works using the table of the alphabet?