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.

Explore this how this program produces the sequences it does. What are you controlling when you change the values of the variables?

Pentagram Pylons - can you elegantly recreate them? Or, the European flag in LOGO - what poses the greater problem?

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?

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?

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

Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?

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?

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?

If these elves wear a different outfit every day for as many days as possible, how many days can their fun last?

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

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.

Use the clues to work out which cities Mohamed, Sheng, Tanya and Bharat live in.

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.

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

A merchant brings four bars of gold to a jeweller. How can the jeweller use the scales just twice to identify the lighter, fake bar?

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.

Nina must cook some pasta for 15 minutes but she only has a 7-minute sand-timer and an 11-minute sand-timer. How can she use these timers to measure exactly 15 minutes?

How could you put eight beanbags in the hoops so that there are four in the blue hoop, five in the red and six in the yellow? Can you find all the ways of doing this?

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

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

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

Each clue number in this sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.

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?

In a bowl there are 4 Chocolates, 3 Jellies and 5 Mints. Find a way to share the sweets between the three children so they each get the kind they like. Is there more than one way to do it?

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

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

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

Let's say you can only use two different lengths - 2 units and 4 units. Using just these 2 lengths as the edges how many different cuboids can you make?

Each of the main diagonals of this sudoku must contain the numbers 1 to 9 and each rectangle width the numbers 1 to 4.

This magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!

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?

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

Building up a simple Celtic knot. Try the interactivity or download the cards or have a go on squared paper.

This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.

This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

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?

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. . . .

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

What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?

Move your counters through this snake of cards and see how far you can go. Are you surprised by where you end up?

A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

In the planet system of Octa the planets are arranged in the shape of an octahedron. How many different routes could be taken to get from Planet A to Planet Zargon?

Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent pair adds up to a square number?

Place eight queens on an chessboard (an 8 by 8 grid) so that none can capture any of the others.

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

Take 5 cubes of one colour and 2 of another colour. How many different ways can you join them if the 5 must touch the table and the 2 must not touch the table?

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.

In this challenge, buckets come in five different sizes. If you choose some buckets, can you investigate the different ways in which they can be filled?