Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
If these elves wear a different outfit every day for as many days
as possible, how many days can their fun last?
Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent
pair adds up to a square number?
Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?
Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one
solution in each case?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
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?"
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the
quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?
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?
Bellringers have a special way to write down the patterns they
ring. Learn about these patterns and draw some of your own.
Charlie and Abi put a counter on 42. They wondered if they could visit all the other numbers on their 1-100 board, moving the counter using just these two operations: x2 and -5. What do you think?
The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases
overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of
his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?
Use the clues to work out which cities Mohamed, Sheng, Tanya and
Bharat live in.
In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?
Find the smallest whole number which, when mutiplied by 7, gives a
product consisting entirely of ones.
Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.
The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1
... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?
How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat?
How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?
What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
You have been given nine weights, one of which is slightly heavier
than the rest. Can you work out which weight is heavier in just two
weighings of the balance?
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?
How could you put these three beads into bags? How many different ways can you do it? How could you record what you've done?
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. . . .
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
Make a pair of cubes that can be moved to show all the days of the
month from the 1st to the 31st.
Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?
What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other
numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
What happens when you round these three-digit numbers to the nearest 100?
Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or
subtract consecutive negative numbers?
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.
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
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.
This multiplication uses each of the digits 0 - 9 once and once only. Using the information given, can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?
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?
Use two dice to generate two numbers with one decimal place. What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?
The NRICH team are always looking for new ways to engage teachers
and pupils in problem solving. Here we explain the thinking behind
There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and
lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children
buy with their money?
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?
How many shapes can you build from three red and two green cubes? Can you use what you've found out to predict the number for four red and two green?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify
Here you see the front and back views of a dodecahedron. Each
vertex has been numbered so that the numbers around each pentagonal
face add up to 65. Can you find all the missing numbers?
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.
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire