Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

Polygons drawn on square dotty paper have dots on their perimeter (p) and often internal (i) ones as well. Find a relationship between p, i and the area of the polygons.

What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

How many centimetres of rope will I need to make another mat just like the one I have here?

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

An AP rectangle is one whose area is numerically equal to its perimeter. If you are given the length of a side can you always find an AP rectangle with one side the given length?

While we were sorting some papers we found 3 strange sheets which seemed to come from small books but there were page numbers at the foot of each page. Did the pages come from the same book?

A game for 2 players. Set out 16 counters in rows of 1,3,5 and 7. Players take turns to remove any number of counters from a row. The player left with the last counter looses.

Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?

A game for 2 players with similaritlies to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.

Polygonal numbers are those that are arranged in shapes as they enlarge. Explore the polygonal numbers drawn here.

Can you continue this pattern of triangles and begin to predict how many sticks are used for each new "layer"?

Jo has three numbers which she adds together in pairs. When she does this she has three different totals: 11, 17 and 22 What are the three numbers Jo had to start with?”

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

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

What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?

An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.

This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.

Here are two kinds of spirals for you to explore. What do you notice?

Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.

Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?

A red square and a blue square overlap so that the corner of the red square rests on the centre of the blue square. Show that, whatever the orientation of the red square, it covers a quarter of the. . . .

It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?

Take any whole number between 1 and 999, add the squares of the digits to get a new number. Make some conjectures about what happens in general.

Are these statements relating to odd and even numbers always true, sometimes true or never true?

Explore the effect of combining enlargements.

Watch this video to see how to roll the dice. Now it's your turn! What do you notice about the dice numbers you have recorded?

This challenge encourages you to explore dividing a three-digit number by a single-digit number.

Problem solving is at the heart of the NRICH site. All the problems give learners opportunities to learn, develop or use mathematical concepts and skills. Read here for more information.

Compare the numbers of particular tiles in one or all of these three designs, inspired by the floor tiles of a church in Cambridge.

Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

Three circles have a maximum of six intersections with each other. What is the maximum number of intersections that a hundred circles could have?

Draw a square. A second square of the same size slides around the first always maintaining contact and keeping the same orientation. How far does the dot travel?

This challenge, written for the Young Mathematicians' Award, invites you to explore 'centred squares'.

Find a route from the outside to the inside of this square, stepping on as many tiles as possible.

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

Imagine you have a large supply of 3kg and 8kg weights. How many of each weight would you need for the average (mean) of the weights to be 6kg? What other averages could you have?

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

Charlie has moved between countries and the average income of both has increased. How can this be so?

Here are some arrangements of circles. How many circles would I need to make the next size up for each? Can you create your own arrangement and investigate the number of circles it needs?

Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.

It would be nice to have a strategy for disentangling any tangled ropes...

Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!

Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers?

Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?

In this problem we are looking at sets of parallel sticks that cross each other. What is the least number of crossings you can make? And the greatest?

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?