Just four procedures were used to produce a design. How was it done? Can you be systematic and elegant so that someone can follow your logic?
Remember that you want someone following behind you to see where you went. Can yo work out how these patterns were created and recreate them?
Pentagram Pylons - can you elegantly recreate them? Or, the European flag in LOGO - what poses the greater problem?
Can you recreate these designs? What are the basic units? What movement is required between each unit? Some elegant use of procedures will help - variables not essential.
Can you use your powers of logic and deduction to work out the missing information in these sporty situations?
Explore this how this program produces the sequences it does. What are you controlling when you change the values of the variables?
Time for a little mathemagic! Choose any five cards from a pack and show four of them to your partner. How can they work out the fifth?
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.
A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.
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?
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.
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.
The puzzle can be solved by finding the values of the unknown digits (all indicated by asterisks) in the squares of the $9\times9$ grid.
This is a variation of sudoku which contains a set of special clue-numbers. Each set of 4 small digits stands for the numbers in the four cells of the grid adjacent to this set.
You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.
In this Sudoku, there are three coloured "islands" in the 9x9 grid. Within each "island" EVERY group of nine cells that form a 3x3 square must contain the numbers 1 through 9.
Place eight dots on this diagram, so that there are only two dots on each straight line and only two dots on each circle.
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?
In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?
Find the smallest whole number which, when mutiplied by 7, gives a product consisting entirely of ones.
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?"
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
When newspaper pages get separated at home we have to try to sort them out and get things in the correct order. How many ways can we arrange these pages so that the numbering may be different?
A Sudoku with a twist.
Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.
Each of the main diagonals of this sudoku must contain the numbers 1 to 9 and each rectangle width the numbers 1 to 4.
Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?
Put 10 counters in a row. Find a way to arrange the counters into five pairs, evenly spaced in a row, in just 5 moves, using the rules.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
If we had 16 light bars which digital numbers could we make? How will you know you've found them all?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
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.
You cannot choose a selection of ice cream flavours that includes totally what someone has already chosen. Have a go and find all the different ways in which seven children can have ice cream.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Use the interactivity to listen to the bells ringing a pattern. Now it's your turn! Play one of the bells yourself. How do you know when it is your turn to ring?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
This Sudoku puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers on the border lines between pairs of neighbouring squares of the grid.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
Investigate the different ways you could split up these rooms so that you have double the number.
Place eight queens on an chessboard (an 8 by 8 grid) so that none can capture any of the others.
How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?
Problem solving is at the heart of the NRICH site. All the problems give learners opportunities to learn, develop or use mathematical concepts and skills. Read here for more information.
Imagine you have an unlimited number of four types of triangle. How many different tetrahedra can you make?
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. . . .
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.