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

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

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

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?"

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 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. . . .

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?

Take three whole numbers. The differences between them give you three new numbers. Find the differences between the new numbers and keep repeating this. What happens?

Try to solve this very difficult problem and then study our two suggested solutions. How would you use your knowledge to try to solve variants on the original problem?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.

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...

A cinema has 100 seats. Show how it is possible to sell exactly 100 tickets and take exactly £100 if the prices are £10 for adults, 50p for pensioners and 10p for children.

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

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

Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!

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

You have twelve weights, one of which is different from the rest. Using just 3 weighings, can you identify which weight is the odd one out, and whether it is heavier or lighter than the rest?

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

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?

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.

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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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?

Advent Calendar 2011 - a mathematical activity for each day during the run-up to Christmas.

Use the interactivity to play two of the bells in a pattern. How do you know when it is your turn to ring, and how do you know which bell to ring?

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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. . . .

A pair of Sudoku puzzles that together lead to a complete solution.

A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

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

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?

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?