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?

Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.

What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

How will you go about finding all the jigsaw pieces that have one peg and one hole?

Can you work out how many cubes were used to make this open box? What size of open box could you make if you had 112 cubes?

Can you shunt the trucks so that the Cattle truck and the Sheep truck change places and the Engine is back on the main line?

Swap the stars with the moons, using only knights' moves (as on a chess board). What is the smallest number of moves possible?

10 space travellers are waiting to board their spaceships. There are two rows of seats in the waiting room. Using the rules, where are they all sitting? Can you find all the possible ways?

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

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?

Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

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

How many different ways can you find of fitting five hexagons together? How will you know you have found all the ways?

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, involves open-topped boxes made with interlocking cubes. Explore the number of units of paint that are needed to cover the boxes. . . .

An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

A dog is looking for a good place to bury his bone. Can you work out where he started and ended in each case? What possible routes could he have taken?

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?

Imagine you have an unlimited number of four types of triangle. How many different tetrahedra can you make?

A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

This article introduces the idea of generic proof for younger children and illustrates how one example can offer a proof of a general result through unpacking its underlying structure.

How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?

This article for teachers describes how modelling number properties involving multiplication using an array of objects not only allows children to represent their thinking with concrete materials,. . . .

What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the butterfly?

A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?

Can you use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?

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

Is it possible to rearrange the numbers 1,2......12 around a clock face in such a way that every two numbers in adjacent positions differ by any of 3, 4 or 5 hours?

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

Which of these dice are right-handed and which are left-handed?

What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this teacup?

This challenge involves eight three-cube models made from interlocking cubes. Investigate different ways of putting the models together then compare your constructions.

A shape and space game for 2, 3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board.

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

These are pictures of the sea defences at New Brighton. Can you work out what a basic shape might be in both images of the sea wall and work out a way they might fit together?

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.

Can you find a cuboid that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?