Use the interactivity to listen to the bells ringing a pattern. Now it's your turn! Play one of the bells yourself. How do you know when it is your turn to ring?

An irregular tetrahedron is composed of four different triangles. Can such a tetrahedron be constructed where the side lengths are 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 units of length?

Use the interactivity to play two of the bells in a pattern. How do you know when it is your turn to ring, and how do you know which bell to ring?

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?

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.

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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!

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!

This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.

Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?

What is the smallest number of jumps needed before the white rabbits and the grey rabbits can continue along their path?

When newspaper pages get separated at home we have to try to sort them out and get things in the correct order. How many ways can we arrange these pages so that the numbering may be different?

Six friends sat around a circular table. Can you work out from the information who sat where and what their profession were?

What is the smallest cuboid that you can put in this box so that you cannot fit another that's the same into it?

The Zargoes use almost the same alphabet as English. What does this birthday message say?

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?

Imagine you have an unlimited number of four types of triangle. How many different tetrahedra can you make?

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?

This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.

Sitting around a table are three girls and three boys. Use the clues to work out were each person is sitting.

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?

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.

Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

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

How many models can you find which obey these rules?

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.

Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers?

This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!

Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?

This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.

How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?

Your challenge is to find the longest way through the network following this rule. You can start and finish anywhere, and with any shape, as long as you follow the correct order.

Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!

This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?

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

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

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

There are 78 prisoners in a square cell block of twelve cells. The clever prison warder arranged them so there were 25 along each wall of the prison block. How did he do it?

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

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