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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?

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.

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?

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

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

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

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.

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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.

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?

Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?

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

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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

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?