Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
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?
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?
What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?
How will you go about finding all the jigsaw pieces that have one peg and one hole?
In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?
How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?
Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?
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?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers? Many opportunities to work in different ways.
Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?
In this maze of hexagons, you start in the centre at 0. The next hexagon must be a multiple of 2 and the next a multiple of 5. What are the possible paths you could take?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a yellow rod using white and red rods?
Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.
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 cover the camel with these pieces?
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
There are seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
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?
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
The Zargoes use almost the same alphabet as English. What does this birthday message say?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Can you rearrange the biscuits on the plates so that the three biscuits on each plate are all different and there is no plate with two biscuits the same as two biscuits on another plate?
You have two egg timers. One takes 4 minutes exactly to empty and the other takes 7 minutes. What times in whole minutes can you measure and how?
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.
How many possible necklaces can you find? And how do you know you've found them all?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Alice and Brian are snails who live on a wall and can only travel along the cracks. Alice wants to go to see Brian. How far is the shortest route along the cracks? Is there more than one way to go?
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?
This challenge, written for the Young Mathematicians' Award, invites you to explore 'centred squares'.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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.
Tim's class collected data about all their pets. Can you put the animal names under each column in the block graph using the information?
There are 78 prisoners in a square cell block of twelve cells. The clever prison warder arranged them so there were 25 along each wall of the prison block. How did he do it?
Make a pair of cubes that can be moved to show all the days of the month from the 1st to the 31st.
Chandra, Jane, Terry and Harry ordered their lunches from the sandwich shop. Use the information below to find out who ordered each sandwich.
Swap the stars with the moons, using only knights' moves (as on a chess board). What is the smallest number of moves possible?
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?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.
I was in my car when I noticed a line of four cars on the lane next to me with number plates starting and ending with J, K, L and M. What order were they in?