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?

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?

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

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

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

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

Stuart's watch loses two minutes every hour. Adam's watch gains one minute every hour. Use the information to work out what time (the real time) they arrived at the airport.

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?

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

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?

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

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

On a digital clock showing 24 hour time, over a whole day, how many times does a 5 appear? Is it the same number for a 12 hour clock over a whole day?

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

These eleven shapes each stand for a different number. Can you use the multiplication sums to work out what they are?

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.

How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?

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

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?

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 rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?

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

In this problem it is not the squares that jump, you do the jumping! The idea is to go round the track in as few jumps as possible.

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

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?

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

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....?

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.

On a digital 24 hour clock, at certain times, all the digits are consecutive. How many times like this are there between midnight and 7 a.m.?

Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?

In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?

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.

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

Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?

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

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