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

What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?

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.

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?

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?

This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.

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?

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?

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

What is the smallest number of jumps needed before the white rabbits and the grey rabbits can continue along their path?

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

What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

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?

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

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

Moira is late for school. What is the shortest route she can take from the school gates to the entrance?

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

Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

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

A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

Place the numbers 1 to 8 in the circles so that no consecutive numbers are joined by a line.

This challenge, written for the Young Mathematicians' Award, invites you to explore 'centred squares'.

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

Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?

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?

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