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

This task encourages you to investigate the number of edging pieces and panes in different sized windows.

Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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.

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

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

The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

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

Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?

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

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

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

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

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?

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

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

In a Magic Square all the rows, columns and diagonals add to the 'Magic Constant'. How would you change the magic constant of this square?

One block is needed to make an up-and-down staircase, with one step up and one step down. How many blocks would be needed to build an up-and-down staircase with 5 steps up and 5 steps down?

Watch this animation. What do you notice? What happens when you try more or fewer cubes in a bundle?

What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

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

Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?

Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?

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

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

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?

How many different journeys could you make if you were going to visit four stations in this network? How about if there were five stations? Can you predict the number of journeys for seven stations?

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

Can you find an efficient method to work out how many handshakes there would be if hundreds of people met?

Ben’s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?

Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.

Spotting patterns can be an important first step - explaining why it is appropriate to generalise is the next step, and often the most interesting and important.

We can arrange dots in a similar way to the 5 on a dice and they usually sit quite well into a rectangular shape. How many altogether in this 3 by 5? What happens for other sizes?

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.

What happens if you join every second point on this circle? How about every third point? Try with different steps and see if you can predict what will happen.