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?
My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?
Moira is late for school. What is the shortest route she can take from the school gates to the entrance?
Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?
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?
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?
Explore the different snakes that can be made using 5 cubes.
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?
These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.
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?
Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this line?
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.
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
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?
Chandra, Jane, Terry and Harry ordered their lunches from the sandwich shop. Use the information below to find out who ordered each sandwich.
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?
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 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 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?
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?
How many different shapes can you make by putting four right- angled isosceles triangles together?
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?
The Red Express Train usually has five red carriages. How many ways can you find to add two blue carriages?
This activity focuses on rounding to the nearest 10.
What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?
These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?
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?
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?
These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so working in a systematic way will ensure none are left out.
This train line has two tracks which cross at different points. Can you find all the routes that end at Cheston?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Find all the different shapes that can be made by joining five equilateral triangles edge to edge.
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.
Make a pair of cubes that can be moved to show all the days of the month from the 1st to the 31st.
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.
The ancient Egyptians were said to make right-angled triangles using a rope with twelve equal sections divided by knots. What other triangles could you make if you had a rope like this?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
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?
These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the clues to work out which name goes with each face.
Let's say you can only use two different lengths - 2 units and 4 units. Using just these 2 lengths as the edges how many different cuboids can you make?
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?
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?