Past Features

Interactivities to Make You Inquisitive

Age 5 to 11

These activities all have interactive elements to arouse your curiosity!

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'm Stuck but ....!

Age 7 to 11

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 ...?

I Wonder ...?

Age 7 to 11

Have you ever started a mathematics task and then stopped and wondered about something in it? We think these tasks might make you do this.

Maths Explorers

Age 5 to 7

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

Codebreakers

Age 7 to 11

Can you crack the code, solve the puzzle and think like a mathematician? Have a go at one of our puzzles and send us your solution.

The Problem with Problem Solving at Stage 1

Age 5 to 7

Choose one of the problems below.

The Problem with Problem Solving at Stage 2

Age 7 to 11

Choose from one of the four problems below.

NRICH at Stage 1

Age 5 to 7

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

NRICH at Stage 2

Age 7 to 11

In this feature we have selected some problems which you could do in a short amount of time, or some longer investigations if you have more time.

Stage 1 Low Threshold High Ceiling Tasks

Age 5 to 7

Try some Low Threshold High Ceiling Tasks

Stage 2 Low Threshold High Ceiling Tasks

Age 7 to 11

Try some of these tasks to test your thinking and reasoning skills.

Fractions

Age 5 to 7

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

Fractions

Age 7 to 11

Explore the idea of fractions using these activities.

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!

Learning from Other People's Starting Points

Age 7 to 11

In this feature, you can see how some children started each task. 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'!

Happy Birthday NRICH!

Age 7 to 11

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.

Mathematical Habits of Mind

Age 7 to 11

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?

Olympic Maths

Age 7 to 11

Celebrate the 2016 Olympics by having a go at these sports and maths challenges for upper primary students.

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?

Play to Win

Age 7 to 11

This feature brings together some strategy games from the Play to Win pathway on Wild Maths.

Open Spaces

Age 5 to 7

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

Open Spaces

Age 7 to 11

This feature brings together some resources from the Open Spaces pathway on Wild Maths.

Jump Into Geometry

Age 5 to 7

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

Jump Into Geometry

Age 7 to 11

These upper primary tasks all involve geometry - describing, constructing, reflecting, rotating or translating shapes along with angles.

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!

Puzzling with Paper

Age 7 to 11

This feature brings together tasks which focus on paper folding. Have a go!

And Another ...

Age 5 to 7

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

Generalising and Proof

Age 7 to 11

This feature will help you build up to generalising and, ultimately, proving.

The National Young Mathematicians' Award

Age 5 to 7

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

The National Young Mathematicians' Award

Age 7 to 11

This feature brings together tricky tasks which have been created for the Young Mathematicians' Award. Be prepared to get stuck in!

Reasoning

Age 5 to 7

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

Reasoning

Age 7 to 11

Have a go at these activities which will give you chance to reason in different ways and for different purposes.

Trial and Improvement

Age 5 to 7

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

Trial and Improvement

Age 7 to 11

The tasks in this upper 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.

For Two

Age 7 to 11

Upper 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!

What's Algebra All About?

Age 7 to 11

Try these activities to find out more about what it means to be thinking algebraically.

Cubes

Age 5 to 7

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

Cubes

Age 7 to 11

This feature brings together activities which all use cubes to support your thinking.

Number Facts

Age 5 to 7

These activities will help you know and use number facts.

Number Facts

Age 7 to 11

This feature gathers together activities which will help you get better at knowing and using number facts.

Number Sense and Place Value

Age 5 to 7

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

Number Sense and Place Value

Age 7 to 11

This upper primary feature focuses on developing your sense of number and getting to grips with place value.

Approaching Midnight

Age 7 to 14

This feature focuses on a strategy game for you to explore in depth.

Geoboards

Age 5 to 7

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

Geoboards

Age 7 to 11

These upper primary activities all make use of a geoboard or pegboard.

Counters

Age 5 to 7

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

Counters

Age 7 to 11

Have a go at these upper primary activities which all make use of counters.

Strategy Games

Age 5 to 7

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

Strategy Games

Age 7 to 11

Playing these upper primary strategy games will help improve your logical thinking skills.

Number Patterns

Age 5 to 7

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

Number Patterns

Age 7 to 11

This collection of upper primary activities focus on making, recognising, continuing and explaining 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.

Getting Better at Group Work

Age 7 to 11

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

Recording

Age 7 to 11

These upper primary activities have been chosen to give you chance to record in whatever way you like.

Working Systematically

Working in a systematic way is a very useful skill. Have a go at these activities.

Working Systematically

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Recording

Age 5 to 7

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

Playing with 2D Shape

Age 5 to 7

Have a go at these shapely tasks ...

Playing with 2D Shape

Age 7 to 11

What can you find out about 2D shapes that you didn't know?

Playing with Numbers

Age 5 to 7

Play around with numbers - what can you find out?

Playing with Numbers

Age 7 to 11

Be a mathematician - play around with numbers.

Playing with Dice

Age 5 to 7

Find a friend and play our dice games.

Playing with Dice

Age 7 to 11

We're starting the school year with some of our favourite dice activities.

The World of Tan

Age 7 to 11

Here's a mathematical story in lots of differently shaped parts!