Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

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?

Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?

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

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

In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?

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

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

Cherri, Saxon, Mel and Paul are friends. They are all different ages. Can you find out the age of each friend using the information?

You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?

Winifred Wytsh bought a box each of jelly babies, milk jelly bears, yellow jelly bees and jelly belly beans. In how many different ways could she make a jolly jelly feast with 32 legs?

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

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?

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, invites you to explore the different combinations of scores that you might get on these dart boards.

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 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.

What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?

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!

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

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!

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.

Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?

This multiplication uses each of the digits 0 - 9 once and once only. Using the information given, can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?

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?

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?

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?

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

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?

Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?

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?

This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!

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

Use the numbers and symbols to make this number sentence correct. How many different ways can you find?

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?

Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?

What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?

Use two dice to generate two numbers with one decimal place. What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?

Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers?

Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?

What happens when you round these three-digit numbers to the nearest 100?

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

What is the date in February 2002 where the 8 digits are palindromic if the date is written in the British way?

There are seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.

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?

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 numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?