What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

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

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

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

How could you arrange at least two dice in a stack so that the total of the visible spots is 18?

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

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?

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

In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?

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

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

In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks.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

Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.

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?

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

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?

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the clues to work out which name goes with each face.

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

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

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

Can you create jigsaw pieces which are based on a square shape, with at least one peg and one hole?

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

There are lots of different methods to find out what the shapes are worth - how many can you find?

How could you put eight beanbags in the hoops so that there are four in the blue hoop, five in the red and six in the yellow? Can you find all the ways of doing this?

A merchant brings four bars of gold to a jeweller. How can the jeweller use the scales just twice to identify the lighter, fake bar?

Nina must cook some pasta for 15 minutes but she only has a 7-minute sand-timer and an 11-minute sand-timer. How can she use these timers to measure exactly 15 minutes?

You cannot choose a selection of ice cream flavours that includes totally what someone has already chosen. Have a go and find all the different ways in which seven children can have ice cream.

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.

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

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?

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

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

When you throw two regular, six-faced dice you have more chance of getting one particular result than any other. What result would that be? Why is this?

If you put three beads onto a tens/ones abacus you could make the numbers 3, 30, 12 or 21. What numbers can be made with six beads?

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?

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?

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