Past Features

New to You?

Age 5 to 11

We hope the new ideas and situations in these activities will make you curious to know more.

Take a Fresh Look

Age 5 to 11

These problems invite you to look again at ideas you may think you know inside-out.

Surprise!

Age 5 to 11

The activities in this feature for primary students may give a surprising outcome!

I'm Stuck but ....!

Age 5 to 7

These tasks are tough! Can you keep going and find a solution?

I Wonder ...?

Age 5 to 7

We hope these tasks make you wonder what if ...?

Maths Explorers

Age 5 to 7

Are you a maths detective? Choose a task and use your mathematical skills to solve the problem.

The Problem with Problem Solving at Stage 1

Age 5 to 7

Choose one of the problems below.

NRICH at Stage 1

Age 5 to 7

Choose a problem, investigation or game. Which is your favourite?

Stage 1 Low Threshold High Ceiling Tasks

Age 5 to 7

Try some Low Threshold High Ceiling Tasks

Fractions

Age 5 to 7

The activities in this feature give you chance to explore fractions.

Learning from Other People's Starting Points

Age 5 to 7

In this feature, you can see how some children started each task, but this isn't because we want to give away the solutions!

Happy Birthday NRICH!

Age 5 to 7

To celebrate NRICH's 20th birthday, we have brought together some tasks from NRICH which you might not have come across before. We might call them 'hidden gems'!

Mathematical Habits of Mind

Age 5 to 7

These activities will help you to be curious, thoughtful, collaborative and determined.

Olympic Maths

Age 5 to 7

To celebrate the 2016 Olympic Games, why not have a go at these maths and sport challenges?

Play to Win

Age 5 to 7

Can you find a winning strategy for each of the games in this feature? Do you notice anything that is the same about the games?

Open Spaces

Age 5 to 7

In this feature, we give you some starting points for mathematical investigation. What can you discover?

Jump Into Geometry

Age 5 to 7

These lower primary tasks all involve geometry - describing and sorting shapes, turning (or angles) and pattern.

Puzzling with Paper

Age 5 to 7

This feature challenges you to create different shapes by folding A-sized paper. Grab some paper and get folding!

And Another ...

Age 5 to 7

This tasks each give you a chance to transfer your thinking from one example, to another, to another ...

The National Young Mathematicians' Award

Age 5 to 7

These tasks are great preparation for the Young Mathematicians' Award.

Reasoning

Age 5 to 7

These activities will give you chance to use mathematical reasoning in different ways.

Trial and Improvement

Age 5 to 7

The tasks in this lower primary feature lend themselves to being solved by trial and improvement.

For Two

Age 5 to 7

Lower primary games that can be played by an adult and child.

Thinking Differently

Age 5 to 7

You'll need to think a little differently to have a go at the challenges in this feature. Don't be afraid to have a go and try something out!

Cubes

Age 5 to 7

The activities in this feature all use interlocking cubes to help you think mathematically.

Number Facts

Age 5 to 7

These activities will help you know and use number facts.

Number Sense and Place Value

Age 5 to 7

This lower primary feature focuses on number sense and place value.

Geoboards

Age 5 to 7

This lower primary feature brings together activities which make use of geoboards.

Counters

Age 5 to 7

These activities all make use of counters but in different ways.

Strategy Games

Age 5 to 7

Playing these games will help you get better at logical thinking.

Number Patterns

Age 5 to 7

Explore these lower primary activities which focus on making, recognising and continuing number patterns.

Getting Better at Group Work

Age 5 to 7

Have a go at these lower primary activities to improve your group-working skills.

Recording

Age 5 to 7

Have a go at these activities and don't be afraid to record in whatever way you like.

Working Systematically

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Having an order or pattern to the way you work will really help with these activities.

Playing with 2D Shape

Age 5 to 7

Have a go at these shapely tasks ...

Playing with Numbers

Age 5 to 7

Play around with numbers - what can you find out?

Playing with Dice

Age 5 to 7

Find a friend and play our dice games.