In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.

Here are some arrangements of circles. How many circles would I need to make the next size up for each? Can you create your own arrangement and investigate the number of circles it needs?

Watch this animation. What do you see? Can you explain why this happens?

Can you find a way of counting the spheres in these arrangements?

Think of a number, square it and subtract your starting number. Is the number youâ€™re left with odd or even? How do the images help to explain this?

Rectangles are considered different if they vary in size or have different locations. How many different rectangles can be drawn on a chessboard?

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

How can you arrange these 10 matches in four piles so that when you move one match from three of the piles into the fourth, you end up with the same arrangement?

How could Penny, Tom and Matthew work out how many chocolates there are in different sized boxes?

A 2 by 3 rectangle contains 8 squares and a 3 by 4 rectangle contains 20 squares. What size rectangle(s) contain(s) exactly 100 squares? Can you find them all?

What would be the smallest number of moves needed to move a Knight from a chess set from one corner to the opposite corner of a 99 by 99 square board?

Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?

Delight your friends with this cunning trick! Can you explain how it works?

How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?

Can you describe this route to infinity? Where will the arrows take you next?

Imagine starting with one yellow cube and covering it all over with a single layer of red cubes, and then covering that cube with a layer of blue cubes. How many red and blue cubes would you need?

Explore the effect of reflecting in two parallel mirror lines.

If you can copy a network without lifting your pen off the paper and without drawing any line twice, then it is traversable. Decide which of these diagrams are traversable.

Can you dissect an equilateral triangle into 6 smaller ones? What number of smaller equilateral triangles is it NOT possible to dissect a larger equilateral triangle into?

Draw a square. A second square of the same size slides around the first always maintaining contact and keeping the same orientation. How far does the dot travel?

Square numbers can be represented as the sum of consecutive odd numbers. What is the sum of 1 + 3 + ..... + 149 + 151 + 153?

Explore the effect of reflecting in two intersecting mirror lines.

Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers? Many opportunities to work in different ways.

Can you dissect a square into: 4, 7, 10, 13... other squares? 6, 9, 12, 15... other squares? 8, 11, 14... other squares?

Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?

Euler discussed whether or not it was possible to stroll around Koenigsberg crossing each of its seven bridges exactly once. Experiment with different numbers of islands and bridges.

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.

This challenge, written for the Young Mathematicians' Award, invites you to explore 'centred squares'.

How many moves does it take to swap over some red and blue frogs? Do you have a method?

Here are two kinds of spirals for you to explore. What do you notice?

An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.

These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?

How many centimetres of rope will I need to make another mat just like the one I have here?

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

Take a look at the video of this trick. Can you perform it yourself? Why is this maths and not magic?

Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!

Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

Find a route from the outside to the inside of this square, stepping on as many tiles as possible.

Are these statements relating to odd and even numbers always true, sometimes true or never true?

Watch this video to see how to roll the dice. Now it's your turn! What do you notice about the dice numbers you have recorded?

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

This challenge encourages you to explore dividing a three-digit number by a single-digit number.

Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?

This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

This challenge asks you to imagine a snake coiling on itself.

Polygonal numbers are those that are arranged in shapes as they enlarge. Explore the polygonal numbers drawn here.

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.