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 use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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 have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?
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?
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?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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!
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?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
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?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
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?
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?
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?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
A variant on the game Alquerque
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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?
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
Play a dice game of chance
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.
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?
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.