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

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

Think of a number, add one, double it, take away 3, add the number you first thought of, add 7, divide by 3 and take away the number you first thought of. You should now be left with 2. How do I. . . .

This activity involves rounding four-digit numbers to the nearest thousand.

Delight your friends with this cunning trick! Can you explain how it works?

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?

Consider all two digit numbers (10, 11, . . . ,99). In writing down all these numbers, which digits occur least often, and which occur most often ? What about three digit numbers, four digit numbers. . . .

Four bags contain a large number of 1s, 3s, 5s and 7s. Pick any ten numbers from the bags above so that their total is 37.

One block is needed to make an up-and-down staircase, with one step up and one step down. How many blocks would be needed to build an up-and-down staircase with 5 steps up and 5 steps down?

The NRICH team are always looking for new ways to engage teachers and pupils in problem solving. Here we explain the thinking behind maths trails.

Try adding together the dates of all the days in one week. Now multiply the first date by 7 and add 21. Can you explain what happens?

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?

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?

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

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

What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

What happens when you round these three-digit numbers to the nearest 100?

Use two dice to generate two numbers with one decimal place. What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

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

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?

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

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

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

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?

In how many different ways can you break up a stick of 7 interlocking cubes? Now try with a stick of 8 cubes and a stick of 6 cubes.

Pick the number of times a week that you eat chocolate. This number must be more than one but less than ten. Multiply this number by 2. Add 5 (for Sunday). Multiply by 50... Can you explain why it. . . .

Can you dissect an equilateral triangle into 6 smaller ones? What number of smaller equilateral triangles is it NOT possible to dissect a larger equilateral triangle into?

Put the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 into the squares so that the numbers on each circle add up to the same amount. Can you find the rule for giving another set of six numbers?

How many different journeys could you make if you were going to visit four stations in this network? How about if there were five stations? Can you predict the number of journeys for seven stations?

If you can copy a network without lifting your pen off the paper and without drawing any line twice, then it is traversable. Decide which of these diagrams are traversable.

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

Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?

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

How could Penny, Tom and Matthew work out how many chocolates there are in different sized boxes?

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

These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?

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

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

Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?

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

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

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.

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.

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

What would be the smallest number of moves needed to move a Knight from a chess set from one corner to the opposite corner of a 99 by 99 square board?