If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?

Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!

Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, involves open-topped boxes made with interlocking cubes. Explore the number of units of paint that are needed to cover the boxes. . . .

This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?

Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?

Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these operations. What number do you end on?

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

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

Cherri, Saxon, Mel and Paul are friends. They are all different ages. Can you find out the age of each friend using the information?

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.

Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?

Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.

This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

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?

Woof is a big dog. Yap is a little dog. Emma has 16 dog biscuits to give to the two dogs. She gave Woof 4 more biscuits than Yap. How many biscuits did each dog get?

Sam got into an elevator. He went down five floors, up six floors, down seven floors, then got out on the second floor. On what floor did he get on?

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

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.

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.

Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?

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

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

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?

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!

A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!

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!

You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?

Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.

Winifred Wytsh bought a box each of jelly babies, milk jelly bears, yellow jelly bees and jelly belly beans. In how many different ways could she make a jolly jelly feast with 32 legs?

Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?

In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.

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?

Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?

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 challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.

Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.

Here you see the front and back views of a dodecahedron. Each vertex has been numbered so that the numbers around each pentagonal face add up to 65. Can you find all the missing numbers?