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.

Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?

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?

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?

Starting with four different triangles, imagine you have an unlimited number of each type. How many different tetrahedra can you make? Convince us you have found them all.

Can you rearrange the biscuits on the plates so that the three biscuits on each plate are all different and there is no plate with two biscuits the same as two biscuits on another plate?

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?

My two digit number is special because adding the sum of its digits to the product of its digits gives me my original number. What could my number be?

A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

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 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?"

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?

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

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"?

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.

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?

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

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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. . . .

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...

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.

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

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

Many numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers. For example, 15=7+8 and 10=1+2+3+4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed in this way?

An irregular tetrahedron is composed of four different triangles. Can such a tetrahedron be constructed where the side lengths are 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 units of length?

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

Use the interactivity to play two of the bells in a pattern. How do you know when it is your turn to ring, and how do you know which bell to ring?

Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.

There are 44 people coming to a dinner party. There are 15 square tables that seat 4 people. Find a way to seat the 44 people using all 15 tables, with no empty places.

Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.

Lolla bought a balloon at the circus. She gave the clown six coins to pay for it. What could Lolla have paid for the balloon?

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

If you have three circular objects, you could arrange them so that they are separate, touching, overlapping or inside each other. Can you investigate all the different possibilities?

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

There are seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.

Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?

I like to walk along the cracks of the paving stones, but not the outside edge of the path itself. How many different routes can you find for me to take?

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?