Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

This multiplication uses each of the digits 0 - 9 once and once only. Using the information given, can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

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?

Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?

A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

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?

A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?

How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?

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?

Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.

Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?

George and Jim want to buy a chocolate bar. George needs 2p more and Jim need 50p more to buy it. How much is the chocolate bar?

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

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

How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?

Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?

This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?

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

Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?

The NRICH team are always looking for new ways to engage teachers and pupils in problem solving. Here we explain the thinking behind maths trails.

How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?

Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?

Place the numbers 1 to 8 in the circles so that no consecutive numbers are joined by a line.

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....?

What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

If you put three beads onto a tens/ones abacus you could make the numbers 3, 30, 12 or 21. What numbers can be made with six beads?

In how many ways could Mrs Beeswax put ten coins into her three puddings so that each pudding ended up with at least two coins?

This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.

A package contains a set of resources designed to develop students’ mathematical thinking. This package places a particular emphasis on “being systematic” and is designed to meet. . . .

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?

In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?

Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?

This tricky challenge asks you to find ways of going across rectangles, going through exactly ten squares.

What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole 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?

Use the numbers and symbols to make this number sentence correct. How many different ways can you find?

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

This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.

What happens when you round these three-digit numbers to the nearest 100?