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

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

My two digit number is special because adding the sum of its digits to the product of its digits gives me my original number. What could my number be?

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

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?

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

How many different symmetrical shapes can you make by shading triangles or squares?

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.

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

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?"

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?

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

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

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?

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.

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

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

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

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.

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".

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?

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.

A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

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.

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.

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?

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

What do you notice about the date 03.06.09? Or 08.01.09? This challenge invites you to investigate some interesting dates yourself.

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?

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

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

There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?

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?

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

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?

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