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 six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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 find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
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.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Use the clues to colour each square.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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?
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with the planks of different lengths?
Match the halves.
Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?
This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make when the circles are different sizes?