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.
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
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?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
How many different shapes can you make by putting four right- angled isosceles triangles together?
Roll two red dice and a green dice. Add the two numbers on the red dice and take away the number on the green. What are all the different possibilities that could come up?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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?
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?
These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.
Chandra, Jane, Terry and Harry ordered their lunches from the sandwich shop. Use the information below to find out who ordered each sandwich.
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 fill in the empty boxes in the grid with the right shape and 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?
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?
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?
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?
What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?
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?
Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?
Moira is late for school. What is the shortest route she can take from the school gates to the entrance?
Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this line?
These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.
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?
This activity focuses on rounding to the nearest 10.
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.
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?
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?
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?
In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?
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.
Vincent and Tara are making triangles with the class construction set. They have a pile of strips of different lengths. How many different triangles can they make?
This train line has two tracks which cross at different points. Can you find all the routes that end at Cheston?
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?
My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?
The Red Express Train usually has five red carriages. How many ways can you find to add two blue carriages?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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?
Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?
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?
Kate has eight multilink cubes. She has two red ones, two yellow, two green and two blue. She wants to fit them together to make a cube so that each colour shows on each face just once.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?