Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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?
Chandra, Jane, Terry and Harry ordered their lunches from the sandwich shop. Use the information below to find out who ordered each sandwich.
Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?
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.
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?
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?
These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.
How many different shapes can you make by putting four right- angled isosceles triangles together?
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?
These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.
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 to have an ordered approach.
Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.
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?
Can you fill in the empty boxes in the grid with the right shape and colour?
On a digital clock showing 24 hour time, over a whole day, how many times does a 5 appear? Is it the same number for a 12 hour clock over a whole day?
During the third hour after midnight the hands on a clock point in the same direction (so one hand is over the top of the other). At what time, to the nearest second, does this happen?
Stuart's watch loses two minutes every hour. Adam's watch gains one minute every hour. Use the information to work out what time (the real time) they arrived at the airport.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
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?
There is a long tradition of creating mazes throughout history and across the world. This article gives details of mazes you can visit and those that you can tackle on paper.
Moira is late for school. What is the shortest route she can take from the school gates to the entrance?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
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 put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?
Alice's mum needs to go to each child's house just once and then back home again. How many different routes are there? Use the information to find out how long each road is on the route she took.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this line?
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?
Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?
The Red Express Train usually has five red carriages. How many ways can you find to add two blue carriages?
Take three differently coloured blocks - maybe red, yellow and blue. Make a tower using one of each colour. How many different towers can you make?
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?
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.
Explore the different snakes that can be made using 5 cubes.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
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?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
My cube has inky marks on each face. Can you find the route it has taken? What does each face look like?
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
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?
Here are four cubes joined together. How many other arrangements of four cubes can you find? Can you draw them on dotty paper?
Ben has five coins in his pocket. How much money might he have?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
This cube has ink on each face which leaves marks on paper as it is rolled. Can you work out what is on each face and the route it has taken?