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?

Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?

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?

Jack has nine tiles. He put them together to make a square so that two tiles of the same colour were not beside each other. Can you find another way to do it?

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

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

Make a pair of cubes that can be moved to show all the days of the month from the 1st to the 31st.

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

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.

Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

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.

If these elves wear a different outfit every day for as many days as possible, how many days can their fun last?

Here are four cubes joined together. How many other arrangements of four cubes can you find? Can you draw them on dotty paper?

Penta people, the Pentominoes, always build their houses from five square rooms. I wonder how many different Penta homes you can create?

Use the clues to work out which cities Mohamed, Sheng, Tanya and Bharat live in.

Arrange 3 red, 3 blue and 3 yellow counters into a three-by-three square grid, so that there is only one of each colour in every row and every column

If you had any number of ordinary dice, what are the possible ways of making their totals 6? What would the product of the dice be each time?

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?

These eleven shapes each stand for a different number. Can you use the multiplication sums to work out what they are?

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?

This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?

An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

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?

Alice's mum needs to go to each child's house just once and then back home again. How many different routes are there? Use the information to find out how long each road is on the route she took.

I was in my car when I noticed a line of four cars on the lane next to me with number plates starting and ending with J, K, L and M. What order were they in?

Can you put plus signs in so this is true? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 99 How many ways can you do it?

The Vikings communicated in writing by making simple scratches on wood or stones called runes. Can you work out how their code works using the table of the alphabet?

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

Systematically explore the range of symmetric designs that can be created by shading parts of the motif below. Use normal square lattice paper to record your results.

This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.

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

Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.

What is the date in February 2002 where the 8 digits are palindromic if the date is written in the British way?

Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?

A dog is looking for a good place to bury his bone. Can you work out where he started and ended in each case? What possible routes could he have taken?

How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

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?

Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?

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?

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

Tim had nine cards each with a different number from 1 to 9 on it. How could he have put them into three piles so that the total in each pile was 15?

George and Jim want to buy a chocolate bar. George needs 2p more and Jim need 50p more to buy it. How much is the chocolate bar?

Can you help the children find the two triangles which have the lengths of two sides numerically equal to their areas?

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....?

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?

Can you draw a square in which the perimeter is numerically equal to the area?

How many different shaped boxes can you design for 36 sweets in one layer? Can you arrange the sweets so that no sweets of the same colour are next to each other in any direction?

Cut differently-sized square corners from a square piece of paper to make boxes without lids. Do they all have the same volume?

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?