Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers? Many opportunities to work in different ways.

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

Ana and Ross looked in a trunk in the attic. They found old cloaks and gowns, hats and masks. How many possible costumes could they make?

If these elves wear a different outfit every day for as many days as possible, how many days can their fun last?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

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

The challenge here is to find as many routes as you can for a fence to go so that this town is divided up into two halves, each with 8 blocks.

Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

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

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?

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

What is the smallest number of jumps needed before the white rabbits and the grey rabbits can continue along their path?

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

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?

This tricky challenge asks you to find ways of going across rectangles, going through exactly ten squares.

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

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?

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.

Can you create jigsaw pieces which are based on a square shape, with at least one peg and one hole?

If you have three circular objects, you could arrange them so that they are separate, touching, overlapping or inside each other. Can you investigate all the different possibilities?

Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?

There are 4 jugs which hold 9 litres, 7 litres, 4 litres and 2 litres. Find a way to pour 9 litres of drink from one jug to another until you are left with exactly 3 litres in three of the jugs.

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

In the planet system of Octa the planets are arranged in the shape of an octahedron. How many different routes could be taken to get from Planet A to Planet Zargon?

Place eight dots on this diagram, so that there are only two dots on each straight line and only two dots on each circle.

This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

Can you rearrange the biscuits on the plates so that the three biscuits on each plate are all different and there is no plate with two biscuits the same as two biscuits on another plate?

In how many ways can you stack these rods, following the rules?

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

How could you put these three beads into bags? How many different ways can you do it? How could you record what you've done?

Find the product of the numbers on the routes from A to B. Which route has the smallest product? Which the largest?

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

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.

On my calculator I divided one whole number by another whole number and got the answer 3.125. If the numbers are both under 50, what are they?

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

The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?

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

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?

Place eight queens on an chessboard (an 8 by 8 grid) so that none can capture any of the others.

There are seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.

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?