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.
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
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?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?
This activity focuses on rounding to the nearest 10.
What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
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?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
If you put three beads onto a tens/ones abacus you could make the numbers 3, 30, 12 or 21. What numbers can be made with six beads?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
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?
What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
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?
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?
Moira is late for school. What is the shortest route she can take from the school gates to the entrance?
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 if you have an ordered approach.
These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.
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?
How many different shapes can you make by putting four right- angled isosceles triangles together?
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.
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?
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?
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?
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.
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?
These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.
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?
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.
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?
Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?
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?
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?
These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the clues to work out which name goes with each face.
Place the numbers 1 to 8 in the circles so that no consecutive numbers are joined by a line.
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?
Here are four cubes joined together. How many other arrangements of four cubes can you find? Can you draw them on dotty paper?
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.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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?
Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?
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?
Penta people, the Pentominoes, always build their houses from five square rooms. I wonder how many different Penta homes you can create?