Can you fill in the empty boxes in the grid with the right shape and colour?

How many trapeziums, of various sizes, are hidden in this picture?

Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.

Use the clues to work out which cities Mohamed, Sheng, Tanya and Bharat live in.

The ancient Egyptians were said to make right-angled triangles using a rope with twelve equal sections divided by knots. What other triangles could you make if you had a rope like this?

My cousin was 24 years old on Friday April 5th in 1974. On what day of the week was she born?

Chandra, Jane, Terry and Harry ordered their lunches from the sandwich shop. Use the information below to find out who ordered each sandwich.

How many rectangles can you find in this shape? Which ones are differently sized and which are 'similar'?

Find all the different shapes that can be made by joining five equilateral triangles edge to edge.

My briefcase has a three-number combination lock, but I have forgotten the combination. I remember that there's a 3, a 5 and an 8. How many possible combinations are there to try?

Sitting around a table are three girls and three boys. Use the clues to work out were each person is sitting.

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.

Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

If these elves wear a different outfit every day for as many days as possible, how many days can their fun last?

El Crico the cricket has to cross a square patio to get home. He can jump the length of one tile, two tiles and three tiles. Can you find a path that would get El Crico home in three jumps?

How many different shapes can you make by putting four right- angled isosceles triangles together?

Start with three pairs of socks. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair is the same as another mismatched pair. Is there more than one way to do it?

What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this line?

The Zargoes use almost the same alphabet as English. What does this birthday message say?

What is the smallest number of jumps needed before the white rabbits and the grey rabbits can continue along their path?

Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?

Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

Can you create jigsaw pieces which are based on a square shape, with at least one peg and one hole?

Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?

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

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

Seven friends went to a fun fair with lots of scary rides. They decided to pair up for rides until each friend had ridden once with each of the others. What was the total number rides?

This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and reasoning to agree a final product.

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so working in a systematic way will ensure none are left out.

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.

Six friends sat around a circular table. Can you work out from the information who sat where and what their profession were?

Lorenzie was packing his bag for a school trip. He packed four shirts and three pairs of pants. "I will be able to have a different outfit each day", he said. How many days will Lorenzie be away?

Make a pair of cubes that can be moved to show all the days of the month from the 1st to the 31st.

The Vikings communicated in writing by making simple scratches on wood or stones called runes. Can you work out how their code works using the table of the alphabet?

These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the clues to work out which name goes with each face.

The brown frog and green frog want to swap places without getting wet. They can hop onto a lily pad next to them, or hop over each other. How could they do it?

In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.

My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?

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?

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

This problem focuses on Dienes' Logiblocs. What is the same and what is different about these pairs of shapes? Can you describe the shapes in the picture?

Nina must cook some pasta for 15 minutes but she only has a 7-minute sand-timer and an 11-minute sand-timer. How can she use these timers to measure exactly 15 minutes?

What is the largest 'ribbon square' you can make? And the smallest? How many different squares can you make altogether?

How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?