Alice's mum needs to go to each child's house just once and then back home again. How many different routes are there? Use the information to find out how long each road is on the route she took.
On a digital 24 hour clock, at certain times, all the digits are consecutive. How many times like this are there between midnight and 7 a.m.?
My cousin was 24 years old on Friday April 5th in 1974. On what day of the week was she born?
Stuart's watch loses two minutes every hour. Adam's watch gains one minute every hour. Use the information to work out what time (the real time) they arrived at the airport.
How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?
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?
The pages of my calendar have got mixed up. Can you sort them out?
On a digital clock showing 24 hour time, over a whole day, how many times does a 5 appear? Is it the same number for a 12 hour clock over a whole day?
What is the date in February 2002 where the 8 digits are palindromic if the date is written in the British way?
Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?
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?
How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?
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?
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?
Can you help the children find the two triangles which have the lengths of two sides numerically equal to their areas?
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 Zargoes use almost the same alphabet as English. What does this birthday message say?
Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?
What is the smallest number of jumps needed before the white rabbits and the grey rabbits can continue along their path?
Your challenge is to find the longest way through the network following this rule. You can start and finish anywhere, and with any shape, as long as you follow the correct order.
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?
Can you create jigsaw pieces which are based on a square shape, with at least one peg and one hole?
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
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?
How will you go about finding all the jigsaw pieces that have one peg and one hole?
Six friends sat around a circular table. Can you work out from the information who sat where and what their profession were?
What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
How many trapeziums, of various sizes, are hidden in this picture?
Sitting around a table are three girls and three boys. Use the clues to work out were each person is sitting.
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?
How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?
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?
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?
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?
Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.
These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
There are seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
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?
These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
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. . . .
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?
Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!
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.