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.

Winifred Wytsh bought a box each of jelly babies, milk jelly bears, yellow jelly bees and jelly belly beans. In how many different ways could she make a jolly jelly feast with 32 legs?

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

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

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

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.

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

Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.

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

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

Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?

You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?

Cherri, Saxon, Mel and Paul are friends. They are all different ages. Can you find out the age of each friend using the information?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?

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?

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?

Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers?

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

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

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

This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.

Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?

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

This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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