Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?

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?

Add the sum of the squares of four numbers between 10 and 20 to the sum of the squares of three numbers less than 6 to make the square of another, larger, number.

This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!

Winifred Wytsh bought a box each of jelly babies, milk jelly bears, yellow jelly bees and jelly belly beans. In how many different ways could she make a jolly jelly feast with 32 legs?

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, invites you to explore the different combinations of scores that you might get on these dart boards.

You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?

Can you put plus signs in so this is true? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 99 How many ways can you do it?

There are 4 jugs which hold 9 litres, 7 litres, 4 litres and 2 litres. Find a way to pour 9 litres of drink from one jug to another until you are left with exactly 3 litres in three of the jugs.

The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square hole for each. Use the information to find out how many discs of each colour there are in the box.

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?

This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.

Can you use this information to work out Charlie's house number?

Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?

Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?

The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?

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

Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?

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?

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?

There are lots of different methods to find out what the shapes are worth - how many can you find?

Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.

Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?

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

Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?

Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

What is the smallest number of coins needed to make up 12 dollars and 83 cents?

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

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?

How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?

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

Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

Find the product of the numbers on the routes from A to B. Which route has the smallest product? Which the largest?

This magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!

What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?

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?

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

There are 44 people coming to a dinner party. There are 15 square tables that seat 4 people. Find a way to seat the 44 people using all 15 tables, with no empty places.

What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?

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

On my calculator I divided one whole number by another whole number and got the answer 3.125. If the numbers are both under 50, what are they?

There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?

Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?

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

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

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?