There is a long tradition of creating mazes throughout history and across the world. This article gives details of mazes you can visit and those that you can tackle on paper.

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?

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?

Start with three pairs of socks. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair is the same as another mismatched pair. Is there more than one way to do it?

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.

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.

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.

Lorenzie was packing his bag for a school trip. He packed four shirts and three pairs of pants. "I will be able to have a different outfit each day", he said. How many days will Lorenzie be away?

Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this line?

Moira is late for school. What is the shortest route she can take from the school gates to the entrance?

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

This cube has ink on each face which leaves marks on paper as it is rolled. Can you work out what is on each face and the route it has taken?

My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?

Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?

How many different shapes can you make by putting four right- angled isosceles triangles together?

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

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.

El Crico the cricket has to cross a square patio to get home. He can jump the length of one tile, two tiles and three tiles. Can you find a path that would get El Crico home in three jumps?

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

Imagine that the puzzle pieces of a jigsaw are roughly a rectangular shape and all the same size. How many different puzzle pieces could there be?

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.

Chandra, Jane, Terry and Harry ordered their lunches from the sandwich shop. Use the information below to find out who ordered each sandwich.

The Red Express Train usually has five red carriages. How many ways can you find to add two blue carriages?

My briefcase has a three-number combination lock, but I have forgotten the combination. I remember that there's a 3, a 5 and an 8. How many possible combinations are there to try?

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.

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

Use the clues to find out who's who in the family, to fill in the family tree and to find out which of the family members are mathematicians and which are not.

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

The brown frog and green frog want to swap places without getting wet. They can hop onto a lily pad next to them, or hop over each other. How could they do it?

In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?

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

Take three differently coloured blocks - maybe red, yellow and blue. Make a tower using one of each colour. How many different towers can you make?

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.

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

This train line has two tracks which cross at different points. Can you find all the routes that end at Cheston?

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

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

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.

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

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

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.

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

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?

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.

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?

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?