Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Investigate all the different squares you can make on this 5 by 5 grid by making your starting side go from the bottom left hand point. Can you find out the areas of all these squares?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you arrange the digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 3 to make a Number Sandwich?
This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.
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.
Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
What is the smallest number of tiles needed to tile this patio? Can you investigate patios of different sizes?
This cube has ink on each face which leaves marks on paper as it is rolled. Can you work out what is on each face and the route it has taken?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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.
How many ways can you find of tiling the square patio, using square tiles of different sizes?
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
These rectangles have been torn. How many squares did each one have inside it before it was ripped?
What is the largest 'ribbon square' you can make? And the smallest? How many different squares can you make altogether?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
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.
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.
This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, involves open-topped boxes made with interlocking cubes. Explore the number of units of paint that are needed to cover the boxes. . . .
Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.
If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, focuses on 'open squares'. What would the next five open squares look like?
What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?
Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?
There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children buy with their money?
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....?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Add the sum of the squares of four numbers between 10 and 20 to the sum of the squares of three numbers less than 6 to make the square of another, larger, number.
Rather than using the numbers 1-9, this sudoku uses the nine different letters used to make the words "Advent Calendar".
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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?
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
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?
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
Cut differently-sized square corners from a square piece of paper to make boxes without lids. Do they all have the same volume?
Can you draw a square in which the perimeter is numerically equal to the area?
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!