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 symmetrical shapes can you make by shading triangles or squares?

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

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 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. . . .

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

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

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

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. . . .

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

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

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?

Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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?

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 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?"

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

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?

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

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.

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

Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?

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?

If we had 16 light bars which digital numbers could we make? How will you know you've found them all?

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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?