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

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

Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

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?

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

Take three differently coloured blocks - maybe red, yellow and blue. Make a tower using one of each colour. How many different towers can you make?

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?

The Red Express Train usually has five red carriages. How many ways can you find to add two blue carriages?

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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?

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 to have an ordered approach.

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.

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

Number problems for lower primary that will get you thinking.

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?

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

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

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

How many different shaped boxes can you design for 36 sweets in one layer? Can you arrange the sweets so that no sweets of the same colour are next to each other in any direction?

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?

A merchant brings four bars of gold to a jeweller. How can the jeweller use the scales just twice to identify the lighter, fake bar?

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 draw a square in which the perimeter is numerically equal to the area?

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

Cut differently-sized square corners from a square piece of paper to make boxes without lids. Do they all have the same volume?

Let's say you can only use two different lengths - 2 units and 4 units. Using just these 2 lengths as the edges how many different cuboids can you make?

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

How could you put eight beanbags in the hoops so that there are four in the blue hoop, five in the red and six in the yellow? Can you find all the ways of doing this?

How many models can you find which obey these rules?

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?

Here are four cubes joined together. How many other arrangements of four cubes can you find? Can you draw them on dotty paper?

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

Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?

This challenge is to design different step arrangements, which must go along a distance of 6 on the steps and must end up at 6 high.

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