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?

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?"

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

Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?

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

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

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

A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.

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?

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?

The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?

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?

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

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

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

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. . . .

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

There are seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.

Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.

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

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.

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?

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

Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.

There are 44 people coming to a dinner party. There are 15 square tables that seat 4 people. Find a way to seat the 44 people using all 15 tables, with no empty places.

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.

Lolla bought a balloon at the circus. She gave the clown six coins to pay for it. What could Lolla have paid for the balloon?

How many rectangles can you find in this shape? Which ones are differently sized and which are 'similar'?

Alice and Brian are snails who live on a wall and can only travel along the cracks. Alice wants to go to see Brian. How far is the shortest route along the cracks? Is there more than one way to go?

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 is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?

Arrange 3 red, 3 blue and 3 yellow counters into a three-by-three square grid, so that there is only one of each colour in every row and every column

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?

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

What is the date in February 2002 where the 8 digits are palindromic if the date is written in the British way?

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?

What is the smallest number of tiles needed to tile this patio? Can you investigate patios of different sizes?

Tim's class collected data about all their pets. Can you put the animal names under each column in the block graph using the information?

Can you order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on?

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.

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

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.

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?

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