Systematically explore the range of symmetric designs that can be created by shading parts of the motif below. Use normal square lattice paper to record your results.

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

Use the clues about the symmetrical properties of these letters to place them on the grid.

Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?

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

Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?

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?

How many different shaped boxes can you design for 36 sweets in one layer? Can you arrange the sweets so that no sweets of the same colour are next to each other in any direction?

In how many ways can you stack these rods, following the rules?

Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.

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?

Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?

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

Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?

Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?

Katie had a pack of 20 cards numbered from 1 to 20. She arranged the cards into 6 unequal piles where each pile added to the same total. What was the total and how could this be done?

You have two egg timers. One takes 4 minutes exactly to empty and the other takes 7 minutes. What times in whole minutes can you measure and how?

Add the sum of the squares of four numbers between 10 and 20 to the sum of the squares of three numbers less than 6 to make the square of another, larger, number.

There are 78 prisoners in a square cell block of twelve cells. The clever prison warder arranged them so there were 25 along each wall of the prison block. How did he do it?

A mathematician goes into a supermarket and buys four items. Using a calculator she multiplies the cost instead of adding them. How can her answer be the same as the total at the till?

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?

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?

Ten cards are put into five envelopes so that there are two cards in each envelope. The sum of the numbers inside it is written on each envelope. What numbers could be inside the envelopes?

The Vikings communicated in writing by making simple scratches on wood or stones called runes. Can you work out how their code works using the table of the alphabet?

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!

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?

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

There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children buy with their money?

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

This challenge is to design different step arrangements, which must go along a distance of 6 on the steps and must end up at 6 high.

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

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

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?

Find all the different shapes that can be made by joining five equilateral triangles edge to edge.

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?

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?

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

Sitting around a table are three girls and three boys. Use the clues to work out were each person is sitting.

On a digital 24 hour clock, at certain times, all the digits are consecutive. How many times like this are there between midnight and 7 a.m.?

This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and reasoning to agree a final product.

Can you rearrange the biscuits on the plates so that the three biscuits on each plate are all different and there is no plate with two biscuits the same as two biscuits on another plate?

Find the product of the numbers on the routes from A to B. Which route has the smallest product? Which the largest?

The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square hole for each disc. Use the information to find out how many discs of each colour there are in the box.

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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. . . .

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