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

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

Can you use this information to work out Charlie's house number?

These rectangles have been torn. How many squares did each one have inside it before it was ripped?

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?

What is the smallest number of tiles needed to tile this patio? Can you investigate patios of different sizes?

A group of children are using measuring cylinders but they lose the labels. Can you help relabel them?

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.

How many ways can you find of tiling the square patio, using square tiles of different sizes?

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

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.

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?

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!

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

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.

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?

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

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.

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

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

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

Place eight queens on an chessboard (an 8 by 8 grid) so that none can capture any of the others.

A thoughtful shepherd used bales of straw to protect the area around his lambs. Explore how you can arrange the bales.

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.

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?

10 space travellers are waiting to board their spaceships. There are two rows of seats in the waiting room. Using the rules, where are they all sitting? Can you find all the possible ways?

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 shapes can you build from three red and two green cubes? Can you use what you've found out to predict the number for four red and two green?

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

The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square hole for each disc. Use the information to find out how many discs of each colour there are in the box.

What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

In this challenge, buckets come in five different sizes. If you choose some buckets, can you investigate the different ways in which they can be filled?

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.

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

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?

This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and reasoning to agree a final product.

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.

What do you notice about the date 03.06.09? Or 08.01.09? This challenge invites you to investigate some interesting dates yourself.

Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?

Katie had a pack of 20 cards numbered from 1 to 20. She arranged the cards into 6 unequal piles where each pile added to the same total. What was the total and how could this be done?

You have two egg timers. One takes 4 minutes exactly to empty and the other takes 7 minutes. What times in whole minutes can you measure and how?

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?

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

In a bowl there are 4 Chocolates, 3 Jellies and 5 Mints. Find a way to share the sweets between the three children so they each get the kind they like. Is there more than one way to do it?

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?

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.

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?

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