A challenging activity focusing on finding all possible ways of stacking rods.

How many different ways can you find of fitting five hexagons together? How will you know you have found all the ways?

Use the clues about the symmetrical properties of these letters to place them on the grid.

How many different symmetrical shapes can you make by shading triangles or squares?

Move your counters through this snake of cards and see how far you can go. Are you surprised by where you end up?

Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?

Can you find which shapes you need to put into the grid to make the totals at the end of each row and the bottom of each column?

Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME

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?

This package contains a collection of problems from the NRICH website that could be suitable for students who have a good understanding of Factors and Multiples and who feel ready to take on some. . . .

Systematically explore the range of symmetric designs that can be created by shading parts of the motif below. Use normal square lattice paper to record your results.

Can you use the information to find out which cards I have used?

How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?

Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?

Bellringers have a special way to write down the patterns they ring. Learn about these patterns and draw some of your own.

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?

Rather than using the numbers 1-9, this sudoku uses the nine different letters used to make the words "Advent Calendar".

Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.

An extra constraint means this Sudoku requires you to think in diagonals as well as horizontal and vertical lines and boxes of nine.

This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?

In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

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. . . .

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.

Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

A student in a maths class was trying to get some information from her teacher. She was given some clues and then the teacher ended by saying, "Well, how old are they?"

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

Find the smallest whole number which, when mutiplied by 7, gives a product consisting entirely of ones.

The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?

Can you find six numbers to go in the Daisy from which you can make all the numbers from 1 to a number bigger than 25?

If you take a three by three square on a 1-10 addition square and multiply the diagonally opposite numbers together, what is the difference between these products. Why?

Countries from across the world competed in a sports tournament. Can you devise an efficient strategy to work out the order in which they finished?

A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

In how many ways can you stack these rods, following the rules?

Can you use your powers of logic and deduction to work out the missing information in these sporty situations?

Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?

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.

How many rectangles can you find in this shape? Which ones are differently sized and which are 'similar'?

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

The letters of the word ABACUS have been arranged in the shape of a triangle. How many different ways can you find to read the word ABACUS from this triangular pattern?

Four friends must cross a bridge. How can they all cross it in just 17 minutes?

A man has 5 coins in his pocket. Given the clues, can you work out what the coins are?

This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find 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.

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

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

A cinema has 100 seats. Show how it is possible to sell exactly 100 tickets and take exactly £100 if the prices are £10 for adults, 50p for pensioners and 10p for children.

Can you help the children find the two triangles which have the lengths of two sides numerically equal to their areas?