Primary Live Problems

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

The last day for sending in solutions to these live problems is Monday 16 May. A new set of live problems will be published here before Thursday 26 May.

Can You Do it Too?

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

Try some throwing activities and see whether you can throw something as far as the Olympic hammer or discus throwers.

Street Sequences

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

Investigate what happens when you add house numbers along a street in different ways.

Growing Garlic

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Can you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had?

Circle Panes

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Look at the mathematics that is all around us - this circular window is a wonderful example.

Timber!

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

How can the school caretaker be sure that the tree would miss the school buildings if it fell?