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

Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?

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?

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.

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

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?

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

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

Find all the different shapes that can be made by joining five equilateral triangles edge to edge.

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?

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?

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!

Can you rearrange the biscuits on the plates so that the three biscuits on each plate are all different and there is no plate with two biscuits the same as two biscuits on another plate?

Stuart's watch loses two minutes every hour. Adam's watch gains one minute every hour. Use the information to work out what time (the real time) they arrived at the airport.

A merchant brings four bars of gold to a jeweller. How can the jeweller use the scales just twice to identify the lighter, fake bar?

When intergalactic Wag Worms are born they look just like a cube. Each year they grow another cube in any direction. Find all the shapes that five-year-old Wag Worms can be.

Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?

How could you put these three beads into bags? How many different ways can you do it? How could you record what you've done?

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.

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

Using all ten cards from 0 to 9, rearrange them to make five prime numbers. Can you find any other ways of doing it?

How many rectangles can you find in this shape? Which ones are differently sized and which are 'similar'?

If we had 16 light bars which digital numbers could we make? How will you know you've found them all?

What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?

Lolla bought a balloon at the circus. She gave the clown six coins to pay for it. What could Lolla have paid for the balloon?

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?

You cannot choose a selection of ice cream flavours that includes totally what someone has already chosen. Have a go and find all the different ways in which seven children can have ice cream.

This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

In the planet system of Octa the planets are arranged in the shape of an octahedron. How many different routes could be taken to get from Planet A to Planet Zargon?

There are 4 jugs which hold 9 litres, 7 litres, 4 litres and 2 litres. Find a way to pour 9 litres of drink from one jug to another until you are left with exactly 3 litres in three of the jugs.

Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.

This challenge is to design different step arrangements, which must go along a distance of 6 on the steps and must end up at 6 high.

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.

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so working in a systematic way will ensure none are left out.

Ten cards are put into five envelopes so that there are two cards in each envelope. The sum of the numbers inside it is written on each envelope. What numbers could be inside the envelopes?

How many possible necklaces can you find? And how do you know you've found them all?

What is the largest 'ribbon square' you can make? And the smallest? How many different squares can you make altogether?

Alice and Brian are snails who live on a wall and can only travel along the cracks. Alice wants to go to see Brian. How far is the shortest route along the cracks? Is there more than one way to go?

The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?

Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?

Investigate the different ways you could split up these rooms so that you have double the number.

Find the product of the numbers on the routes from A to B. Which route has the smallest product? Which the largest?

On a digital clock showing 24 hour time, over a whole day, how many times does a 5 appear? Is it the same number for a 12 hour clock over a whole day?

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

The pages of my calendar have got mixed up. Can you sort them out?

There are seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.

Can you find which shapes you need to put into the grid to make the totals at the end of each row and the bottom of each column?

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, focuses on 'open squares'. What would the next five open squares look like?

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, invites you to explore the different combinations of scores that you might get on these dart boards.

This challenge, written for the Young Mathematicians' Award, invites you to explore 'centred squares'.