In this investigation, you are challenged to make mobile phone numbers which are easy to remember. What happens if you make a sequence adding 2 each time?

EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.

Find another number that is one short of a square number and when you double it and add 1, the result is also a square number.

These sixteen children are standing in four lines of four, one behind the other. They are each holding a card with a number on it. Can you work out the missing numbers?

At the beginning of May Tom put his tomato plant outside. On the same day he sowed a bean in another pot. When will the two be the same height?

Annie and Ben are playing a game with a calculator. What was Annie's secret number?

Ben’s class were making cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

On Friday the magic plant was only 2 centimetres tall. Every day it doubled its height. How tall was it on Monday?

Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?

Look on the back of any modern book and you will find an ISBN code. Take this code and calculate this sum in the way shown. Can you see what the answers always have in common?

On a calculator, make 15 by using only the 2 key and any of the four operations keys. How many ways can you find to do it?

If the numbers 5, 7 and 4 go into this function machine, what numbers will come out?

Take the number 6 469 693 230 and divide it by the first ten prime numbers and you'll find the most beautiful, most magic of all numbers. What is it?

We can arrange dots in a similar way to the 5 on a dice and they usually sit quite well into a rectangular shape. How many altogether in this 3 by 5? What happens for other sizes?

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!

There are four equal weights on one side of the scale and an apple on the other side. What can you say that is true about the apple and the weights from the picture?

Claire thinks she has the most sports cards in her album. "I have 12 pages with 2 cards on each page", says Claire. Ross counts his cards. "No! I have 3 cards on each of my pages and there are. . . .

Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?

Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.

Here are the prices for 1st and 2nd class mail within the UK. You have an unlimited number of each of these stamps. Which stamps would you need to post a parcel weighing 825g?

The Scot, John Napier, invented these strips about 400 years ago to help calculate multiplication and division. Can you work out how to use Napier's bones to find the answer to these multiplications?

This article for teachers looks at how teachers can use problems from the NRICH site to help them teach division.

On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?

Grandma found her pie balanced on the scale with two weights and a quarter of a pie. So how heavy was each pie?

Skippy and Anna are locked in a room in a large castle. The key to that room, and all the other rooms, is a number. The numbers are locked away in a problem. Can you help them to get out?

Find at least one way to put in some operation signs (+ - x ÷) to make these digits come to 100.

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

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?

Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.

Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?

There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?

Chandrika was practising a long distance run. Can you work out how long the race was from the information?

A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

Amy has a box containing domino pieces but she does not think it is a complete set. She has 24 dominoes in her box and there are 125 spots on them altogether. Which of her domino pieces are missing?

This number has 903 digits. What is the sum of all 903 digits?

Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field.

This problem is designed to help children to learn, and to use, the two and three times tables.

Can you design a new shape for the twenty-eight squares and arrange the numbers in a logical way? What patterns do you notice?

Resources to support understanding of multiplication and division through playing with number.

In November, Liz was interviewed for an article on a parents' website about learning times tables. Read the article here.

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

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

After training hard, these two children have improved their results. Can you work out the length or height of their first jumps?

Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?

Here is a picnic that Petros and Michael are going to share equally. Can you tell us what each of them will have?

Explore Alex's number plumber. What questions would you like to ask? What do you think is happening to the numbers?

Explore Alex's number plumber. What questions would you like to ask? Don't forget to keep visiting NRICH projects site for the latest developments and questions.