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

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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.

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?

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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?

In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?

Take 5 cubes of one colour and 2 of another colour. How many different ways can you join them if the 5 must touch the table and the 2 must not touch the table?

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

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

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

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?

What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?

How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

Building up a simple Celtic knot. Try the interactivity or download the cards or have a go on squared paper.

In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?

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

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

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....?

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?

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

Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?

How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?

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.