Have you heard of the National Young Mathematicians' Award (NYMA)? If not, you can find out more here.

In this feature, we have gathered together some of the tasks which were created for the NYMA. Bernard, one of the members of the NRICH team, hatches these brain-stretching activities so if you are looking for a serious challenge, you have come to the right place! These tricky tasks were written to be worked on as a team, so gather some of your friends together and have a go! Why
not persuade your teacher to enter a team for this year's event?

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### Six Ten Total

This challenge combines addition, multiplication, perseverance and even proof.

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### Display Boards

Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.

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### The Dice Train

This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?

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### Cover the tray

These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

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### Ribbon Squares

What is the largest 'ribbon square' you can make? And the smallest? How many different squares can you make altogether?

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### Working Systematically

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

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### Getting Better at Group Work

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

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### Reasoning

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

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### Trial and Improvement

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