The National Young Mathematicians' Award

The National Young Mathematicians' Award

Have you heard of the National Young Mathematicians' Award (NYMA)?  If not, you can find out more here and register a team for this year's competition by clicking here.

In this feature, we have gathered together some of the tasks which were created for the NYMA.  Bernard, one of the members of the NRICH team, hatches these brain-stretching activities so if you are looking for a serious challenge, you have come to the right place!  These tricky tasks were written to be worked on as a team, so gather some of your friends together and have a go!  Why not persuade your teacher to enter a team for this year's event?

If you have been involved in the 2018/19 competition, we'd love to have your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to complete this very short online questionnaire.


Six Ten Total 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
This challenge combines addition, multiplication, perseverance and even proof.

Six Numbered Cubes 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
This task combines spatial awareness with addition and multiplication.

Display Boards 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.

The Dice Train 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?

Cover the Tray 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

Ribbon Squares 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
What is the largest 'ribbon square' you can make? And the smallest? How many different squares can you make altogether?