Primary Live Problems

Each time you visit the NRICH site there will be some activities which are 'live'. That means we are inviting you to send us your solutions and we will publish a selection of them, along with your name and school. If you'd like to read more about what we're looking for, read this short article.

This set of tasks will stop being live on Friday 7 December. 

Two-digit Targets

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

You have a set of the digits from 0 – 9. Can you arrange these in the five boxes to make two-digit numbers as close to the targets as possible?


Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.

Colouring Triangles

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Explore ways of colouring this set of triangles. Can you make symmetrical patterns?

Three Squares

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

4 Dom

Age 5 to 16 Challenge Level:

Use these four dominoes to make a square that has the same number of dots on each side.

Transformations on a Pegboard

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How would you move the bands on the pegboard to alter these shapes?

Times Tables Shifts

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

Circular Area

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How could you find out the area of a circle? Take a look at these ways.

Triangles All Around

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?