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?

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?

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

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

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

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

The brown frog and green frog want to swap places without getting wet. They can hop onto a lily pad next to them, or hop over each other. How could they do it?

How many different shapes can you make by putting four right- angled isosceles triangles together?

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

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

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

Moira is late for school. What is the shortest route she can take from the school gates to the entrance?

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?

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

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?

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?

This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

Kate has eight multilink cubes. She has two red ones, two yellow, two green and two blue. She wants to fit them together to make a cube so that each colour shows on each face just once.

Here are four cubes joined together. How many other arrangements of four cubes can you find? Can you draw them on dotty paper?

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?

Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

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

There are to be 6 homes built on a new development site. They could be semi-detached, detached or terraced houses. How many different combinations of these can you find?

In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?

This train line has two tracks which cross at different points. Can you find all the routes that end at Cheston?

Penta people, the Pentominoes, always build their houses from five square rooms. I wonder how many different Penta homes you can create?

In this investigation, you must try to make houses using cubes. If the base must not spill over 4 squares and you have 7 cubes which stand for 7 rooms, what different designs can you come up with?

How many different journeys could you make if you were going to visit four stations in this network? How about if there were five stations? Can you predict the number of journeys for seven stations?

What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

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

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.

How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.

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?

When intergalactic Wag Worms are born they look just like a cube. Each year they grow another cube in any direction. Find all the shapes that five-year-old Wag Worms can be.

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?

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?

How many models can you find which obey these rules?

What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?

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

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.

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

My cube has inky marks on each face. Can you find the route it has taken? What does each face look like?