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

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

There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?

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

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

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

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!

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

What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?

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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

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?

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?

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

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

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?

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

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

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?

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

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

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

What are the coordinates of the coloured dots that mark out the tangram? Try changing the position of the origin. What happens to the coordinates now?

A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?

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?

Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

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

Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.

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

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

Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.

A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.

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

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?