Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?

What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?

Can you shunt the trucks so that the Cattle truck and the Sheep truck change places and the Engine is back on the main line?

Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?

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

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?

What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

This problem focuses on Dienes' Logiblocs. What is the same and what is different about these pairs of shapes? Can you describe the shapes in the picture?

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?

10 space travellers are waiting to board their spaceships. There are two rows of seats in the waiting room. Using the rules, where are they all sitting? Can you find all the possible ways?

Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.

Can you work out how many cubes were used to make this open box? What size of open box could you make if you had 112 cubes?

What is the smallest cuboid that you can put in this box so that you cannot fit another that's the same into it?

How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.

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?

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

How many different ways can you find of fitting five hexagons together? How will you know you have found all the ways?

A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

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

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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

Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?

How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?

An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?

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

A dog is looking for a good place to bury his bone. Can you work out where he started and ended in each case? What possible routes could he have taken?

How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

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?

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

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?

Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?

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

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?

In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

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

There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?

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.