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

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

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.

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?"

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

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

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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

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?

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?

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.

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".

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

Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

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?

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

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

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

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?

Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.

A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

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

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

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 challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.

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?

This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.

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?

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.

Place the numbers 1 to 8 in the circles so that no consecutive numbers are joined by a line.

How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.

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

Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?

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.

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?

These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the clues to work out which name goes with each face.

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

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?

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?

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

In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?

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

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?