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?

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.

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

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

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.

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?"

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

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

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...

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?

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.

Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?

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. . . .

The NRICH team are always looking for new ways to engage teachers and pupils in problem solving. Here we explain the thinking behind maths trails.

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?

This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?

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 are given the mean, median and mode of five positive whole numbers, can you find the numbers?

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?

Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?

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.

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.

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

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

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

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?

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.

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?

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

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

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