Student Guide

Below is a guide to using the NRICH website on Desktops and tablets, a mobile phone guide will be available soon.

There is a difference between not knowing and not knowing yet. Sheila Tobias

NRICH problems are here for you to get your teeth into.

  • We aim to provide you with engaging mathematical activities.
  • We hope to provoke you into mathematical thinking.
  • We'd love you to explore, question, notice and discuss.

Immerse yourself in the mathematics...

This is what a typical student home page looks like.

Mouse over the boxed areas for further explanation.

We suggest that you find the student home that suits you best and go there regularly for updates.

A student feature
This is the button that gets you to this student guide. It's also a surefire way to load the student home buttons into the header. If you see the green teacher buttons, press this.
This button gets you to the home page for lower secondary students (shown here). The other colours are for lower and upper primary, and upper secondary homes.
The STEM link gets you to our extensive collection of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics resources.
Link to current events.


The last few features appear in the latest carousel. Click on one to load it into the current panel.


A tree of resources from the NRICH archives giving you access to the best of our permanent collection. Unlike resources you might find in the Topic or Keyword searches, these have been hand picked.


Filled with exciting goodies and updated every few days. Look out for links to live problems that are open for solution, and links to recently solved problems.

Past Features

Trying to find something you saw recently, but has since disappeared? Try here. It also gives you access to the monthly themes of the previous site design.

Current Feature

The most recent feature appears here. If you click on a feature from the latest carousel that will also appear in this panel. Features change regularly.


These links take you to selected resources from the archive that are related to the currently selected feature.

We invite students to submit solutions to Live Problems.
To find out how we select solutions for publication, read I've Submitted a Solution - What Next?.

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If you have problems with the site, Technical help is available here.