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?
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.
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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 see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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 work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?
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!
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
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....?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
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?
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?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
A variant on the game Alquerque
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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 put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.
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?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
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?
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.
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?
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.