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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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.
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!
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?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
An odd version of tic tac toe
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
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?
Match the halves.
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.
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A generic circular pegboard resource.
A variant on the game Alquerque
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
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?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?