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 Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.

Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!

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.

Arrange the digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 3 so that between the two 1's there is one digit, between the two 2's there are two digits, and between the two 3's there are three digits.

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.

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. . . .

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

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?

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

60 pieces and a challenge. What can you make and how many of the pieces can you use creating skeleton polyhedra?

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?

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

What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?

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?

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

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

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

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

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

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

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?

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?

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

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.

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

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?

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?

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

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.

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

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

In this article, the NRICH team describe the process of selecting solutions for publication on the site.

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?

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?

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?

Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?

Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?

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

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.