Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?

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!

Imagine a pyramid which is built in square layers of small cubes. If we number the cubes from the top, starting with 1, can you picture which cubes are directly below this first cube?

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

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

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?

There are to be 6 homes built on a new development site. They could be semi-detached, detached or terraced houses. How many different combinations of these can you find?

In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?

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

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

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?

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

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

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?

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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

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

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

Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.

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

We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. Then we build around that red cube with blue cubes and so on. How many cubes of each colour have we used?

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?

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

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?

Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?

Can you arrange fifteen dominoes so that all the touching domino pieces add to 6 and the ends join up? Can you make all the joins add to 7?

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

In how many ways could Mrs Beeswax put ten coins into her three puddings so that each pudding ended up with at least two coins?

Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.

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

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.

This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.

If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?

Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?

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.

In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?

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

Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?

Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?

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

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?

Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.