If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?
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 challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers?
What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?
On my calculator I divided one whole number by another whole number and got the answer 3.125. If the numbers are both under 50, what are they?
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
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?
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?
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
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.
My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
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?
Ram divided 15 pennies among four small bags. He could then pay any sum of money from 1p to 15p without opening any bag. How many pennies did Ram put in each bag?
My cube has inky marks on each face. Can you find the route it has taken? What does each face look like?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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?
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?
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?
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?
What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
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?
Write the numbers up to 64 in an interesting way so that the shape they make at the end is interesting, different, more exciting ... than just a square.
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Vincent and Tara are making triangles with the class construction set. They have a pile of strips of different lengths. How many different triangles can they make?
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?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
What is the date in February 2002 where the 8 digits are palindromic if the date is written in the British way?
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?
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?
There are seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.
Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.
George and Jim want to buy a chocolate bar. George needs 2p more and Jim need 50p more to buy it. How much is the chocolate bar?
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?
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 help the children find the two triangles which have the lengths of two sides numerically equal to their areas?
Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.
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.
Systematically explore the range of symmetric designs that can be created by shading parts of the motif below. Use normal square lattice paper to record your results.
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?
I was in my car when I noticed a line of four cars on the lane next to me with number plates starting and ending with J, K, L and M. What order were they in?
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?
What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?