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?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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?

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

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

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!

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

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.

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.

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?

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?

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

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

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.

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!

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?

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?

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

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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