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?

What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?

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

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

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

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?

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

There are 44 people coming to a dinner party. There are 15 square tables that seat 4 people. Find a way to seat the 44 people using all 15 tables, with no empty places.

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!

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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?

Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?

In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?

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

Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?

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

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

Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.

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?

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

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

Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?

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?

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.

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?

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Suppose there is a train with 24 carriages which are going to be put together to make up some new trains. Can you find all the ways that this can be done?

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

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.

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.

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

Can you put plus signs in so this is true? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 99 How many ways can you do it?

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.

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