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### Sliding Puzzle

##### Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

### Baravelle

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

What can you see? What do you notice? What questions can you ask?

### Clocking Off

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

I found these clocks in the Arts Centre at the University of Warwick intriguing - do they really need four clocks and what times would be ambiguous with only two or three of them?

### Dice, Routes and Pathways

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3

This article for teachers discusses examples of problems in which there is no obvious method but in which children can be encouraged to think deeply about the context and extend their ability to. . . .

### Sprouts

##### Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

### Diagonal Dodge

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

### Seeing Squares

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

### Thinking Through, and By, Visualising

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4

This article is based on some of the ideas that emerged during the production of a book which takes visualising as its focus. We began to identify problems which helped us to take a structured view. . . .

### Introducing NRICH TWILGO

##### Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

We're excited about this new program for drawing beautiful mathematical designs. Can you work out how we made our first few pictures and, even better, share your most elegant solutions with us?

### Like a Circle in a Spiral

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

A cheap and simple toy with lots of mathematics. Can you interpret the images that are produced? Can you predict the pattern that will be produced using different wheels?

### Bands and Bridges: Bringing Topology Back

##### Stage: 2 and 3

Lyndon Baker describes how the Mobius strip and Euler's law can introduce pupils to the idea of topology.

### Eight Hidden Squares

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

On the graph there are 28 marked points. These points all mark the vertices (corners) of eight hidden squares. Can you find the eight hidden squares?

### Three Squares

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

### Start Cube Drilling

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Imagine a 3 by 3 by 3 cube. If you and a friend drill holes in some of the small cubes in the ways described, how many will have holes drilled through them?

### Pattern Power

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3

Mathematics is the study of patterns. Studying pattern is an opportunity to observe, hypothesise, experiment, discover and create.

### Zooming in on the Squares

##### Stage: 2 and 3

Start with a large square, join the midpoints of its sides, you'll see four right angled triangles. Remove these triangles, a second square is left. Repeat the operation. What happens?

### Auditorium Steps

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

What is the shape of wrapping paper that you would need to completely wrap this model?

### Prime Magic

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Place the numbers 1, 2, 3,..., 9 one on each square of a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows and columns add up to a prime number. How many different solutions can you find?

### More Pebbles

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Have a go at this 3D extension to the Pebbles problem.

### Square it for Two

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

### 3D Stacks

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Can you find a way of representing these arrangements of balls?

### Paper Patchwork 1

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?

### How Many Pieces?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

How many loops of string have been used to make these patterns?

### Sea Defences

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

These are pictures of the sea defences at New Brighton. Can you work out what a basic shape might be in both images of the sea wall and work out a way they might fit together?

### How Many Pieces This Time?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

How many pieces of string have been used in these patterns? Can you describe how you know?

### Problem Solving, Using and Applying and Functional Mathematics

##### Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Problem solving is at the heart of the NRICH site. All the problems give learners opportunities to learn, develop or use mathematical concepts and skills. Read here for more information.

### Cubes Cut Into Four Pieces

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Eight children each had a cube made from modelling clay. They cut them into four pieces which were all exactly the same shape and size. Whose pieces are the same? Can you decide who made each set?

### Cubes Within Cubes

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. Then we build around that red cube with blue cubes and so on. How many cubes of each colour have we used?

### Take One Example

##### Stage: 1 and 2

This article introduces the idea of generic proof for younger children and illustrates how one example can offer a proof of a general result through unpacking its underlying structure.

### World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?

### Playground Snapshot

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

The image in this problem is part of a piece of equipment found in the playground of a school. How would you describe it to someone over the phone?

### World of Tan 2 - Little Ming

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?

### World of Tan 1 - Granma T

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

### World of Tan 24 - Clocks

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!

### Cubic Conundrum

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Which of the following cubes can be made from these nets?

### Skeleton Shapes

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

How many balls of modelling clay and how many straws does it take to make these skeleton shapes?

### World of Tan 22 - an Appealing Stroll

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

### World of Tan 27 - Sharing

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

### World of Tan 26 - Old Chestnut

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

### World of Tan 21 - Almost There Now

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

### World of Tan 20 - Fractions

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?

### World of Tan 19 - Working Men

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

### World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?

### World of Tan 28 - Concentrating on Coordinates

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?

### Endless Noughts and Crosses

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

### World of Tan 16 - Time Flies

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?

### Ten Hidden Squares

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

These points all mark the vertices (corners) of ten hidden squares. Can you find the 10 hidden squares?

### Posting Triangles

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?

### Horizontal Vertical

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?