Ben, Jack and Emma passed counters to each other and ended with the same number of counters. How many did they start with?
Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...
Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.
The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
If you take a three by three square on a 1-10 addition square and multiply the diagonally opposite numbers together, what is the difference between these products. Why?
A student in a maths class was trying to get some information from her teacher. She was given some clues and then the teacher ended by saying, "Well, how old are they?"
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
The puzzle can be solved by finding the values of the unknown digits (all indicated by asterisks) in the squares of the $9\times9$ grid.
Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.
Find the smallest whole number which, when mutiplied by 7, gives a product consisting entirely of ones.
Replace the letters with numbers to make the addition work out correctly. R E A D + T H I S = P A G E
The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
My two digit number is special because adding the sum of its digits to the product of its digits gives me my original number. What could my number be?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.
This Sudoku puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers on the border lines between pairs of neighbouring squares of the grid.
Can you find a cuboid that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?
A cinema has 100 seats. Show how it is possible to sell exactly 100 tickets and take exactly £100 if the prices are £10 for adults, 50p for pensioners and 10p for children.
Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.
A monkey with peaches, keeps a fraction of them each day, gives the rest away, and then eats one. How long can his peaches last?
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
Can you find six numbers to go in the Daisy from which you can make all the numbers from 1 to a number bigger than 25?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
Investigate the different ways that fifteen schools could have given money in a charity fundraiser.
15 = 7 + 8 and 10 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers?
Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.
A 2 by 3 rectangle contains 8 squares and a 3 by 4 rectangle contains 20 squares. What size rectangle(s) contain(s) exactly 100 squares? Can you find them all?
This task encourages you to investigate the number of edging pieces and panes in different sized windows.
A man has 5 coins in his pocket. Given the clues, can you work out what the coins are?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
in how many ways can you place the numbers 1, 2, 3 … 9 in the nine regions of the Olympic Emblem (5 overlapping circles) so that the amount in each ring is the same?
This Sudoku combines all four arithmetic operations.
You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
Label this plum tree graph to make it totally magic!
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent pair adds up to a square number?
A pair of Sudoku puzzles that together lead to a complete solution.
A Latin square of order n is an array of n symbols in which each symbol occurs exactly once in each row and exactly once in each column.
It is possible to identify a particular card out of a pack of 15 with the use of some mathematical reasoning. What is this reasoning and can it be applied to other numbers of cards?
A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.
Countries from across the world competed in a sports tournament. Can you devise an efficient strategy to work out the order in which they finished?
The puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers which are either placed on the border lines between selected pairs of neighbouring squares of the grid or placed after slash marks on. . . .
Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.
Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!