Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. They will plant them within circular paths. How could they do this?

Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?

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?

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?

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

Can you use this information to work out Charlie's house number?

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

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

Can you find which shapes you need to put into the grid to make the totals at the end of each row and the bottom of each column?

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?

Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.

Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?

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?

Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?

This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.

This magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

A group of children are using measuring cylinders but they lose the labels. Can you help relabel them?

This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.

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?

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.

Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?

Can you use the information to find out which cards I have used?

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.

Tim had nine cards each with a different number from 1 to 9 on it. How could he have put them into three piles so that the total in each pile was 15?

This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?

There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children buy with their money?

You have two egg timers. One takes 4 minutes exactly to empty and the other takes 7 minutes. What times in whole minutes can you measure and how?

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, focuses on 'open squares'. What would the next five open squares look like?

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, invites you to explore the different combinations of scores that you might get on these dart boards.

Add the sum of the squares of four numbers between 10 and 20 to the sum of the squares of three numbers less than 6 to make the square of another, larger, number.

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

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, involves open-topped boxes made with interlocking cubes. Explore the number of units of paint that are needed to cover the boxes. . . .

Katie had a pack of 20 cards numbered from 1 to 20. She arranged the cards into 6 unequal piles where each pile added to the same total. What was the total and how could this be done?

Swap the stars with the moons, using only knights' moves (as on a chess board). What is the smallest number of moves possible?

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!

What do you notice about the date 03.06.09? Or 08.01.09? This challenge invites you to investigate some interesting dates yourself.

Your challenge is to find the longest way through the network following this rule. You can start and finish anywhere, and with any shape, as long as you follow the correct order.

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

Ten cards are put into five envelopes so that there are two cards in each envelope. The sum of the numbers inside it is written on each envelope. What numbers could be inside the envelopes?

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

There are 78 prisoners in a square cell block of twelve cells. The clever prison warder arranged them so there were 25 along each wall of the prison block. How did he do it?

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?

Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.

This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?

Lolla bought a balloon at the circus. She gave the clown six coins to pay for it. What could Lolla have paid for the balloon?