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

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.

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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.

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

Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?

A Latin square of order n is an array of n symbols in which each symbol occurs exactly once in each row and exactly once in each column.

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?

A dog is looking for a good place to bury his bone. Can you work out where he started and ended in each case? What possible routes could he have taken?

How many different shaped boxes can you design for 36 sweets in one layer? Can you arrange the sweets so that no sweets of the same colour are next to each other in any direction?

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

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

Can you draw a square in which the perimeter is numerically equal to the area?

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.

An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...

Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.

This magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

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?

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?

The puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers which are either placed on the border lines between selected pairs of neighbouring squares of the grid or placed after slash marks on. . . .

Tim had nine cards each with a different number from 1 to 9 on it. How could he have put them into three piles so that the total in each pile was 15?

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. . . .

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. . . .

A merchant brings four bars of gold to a jeweller. How can the jeweller use the scales just twice to identify the lighter, fake bar?

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

Ben passed a third of his counters to Jack, Jack passed a quarter of his counters to Emma and Emma passed a fifth of her counters to Ben. After this they all had the same number of counters.

Whenever a monkey has peaches, he always keeps a fraction of them each day, gives the rest away, and then eats one. How long could he make his peaches last for?

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

Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.

Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.

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?

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

When you throw two regular, six-faced dice you have more chance of getting one particular result than any other. What result would that be? Why is this?

Tim's class collected data about all their pets. Can you put the animal names under each column in the block graph using the information?

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

The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.