On a digital 24 hour clock, at certain times, all the digits are consecutive. How many times like this are there between midnight and 7 a.m.?

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?

My cousin was 24 years old on Friday April 5th in 1974. On what day of the week was she born?

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

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.

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

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?

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

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?

This tricky challenge asks you to find ways of going across rectangles, going through exactly ten squares.

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

On my calculator I divided one whole number by another whole number and got the answer 3.125. If the numbers are both under 50, what are they?

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.

In how many ways can you stack these rods, following the rules?

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

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.

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

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!

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

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

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?

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

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

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

How many trapeziums, of various sizes, are hidden in this picture?

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

Put 10 counters in a row. Find a way to arrange the counters into five pairs, evenly spaced in a row, in just 5 moves, using the rules.

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?

Place eight dots on this diagram, so that there are only two dots on each straight line and only two dots on each circle.

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

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?

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

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.

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

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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.

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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?

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

What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?