During the third hour after midnight the hands on a clock point in the same direction (so one hand is over the top of the other). At what time, to the nearest second, does this happen?

Alice's mum needs to go to each child's house just once and then back home again. How many different routes are there? Use the information to find out how long each road is on the route she took.

Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

On a digital clock showing 24 hour time, over a whole day, how many times does a 5 appear? Is it the same number for a 12 hour clock over a whole day?

Stuart's watch loses two minutes every hour. Adam's watch gains one minute every hour. Use the information to work out what time (the real time) they arrived at the airport.

Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?

Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?

There is a long tradition of creating mazes throughout history and across the world. This article gives details of mazes you can visit and those that you can tackle on paper.

This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

A challenging activity focusing on finding all possible ways of stacking rods.

Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?

My cousin was 24 years old on Friday April 5th in 1974. On what day of the week was she born?

This tricky challenge asks you to find ways of going across rectangles, going through exactly ten squares.

Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.

Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?

Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.

Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?

This cube has ink on each face which leaves marks on paper as it is rolled. Can you work out what is on each face and the route it has taken?

Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?

Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children buy with their money?

The NRICH team are always looking for new ways to engage teachers and pupils in problem solving. Here we explain the thinking behind maths trails.

On a digital 24 hour clock, at certain times, all the digits are consecutive. How many times like this are there between midnight and 7 a.m.?

A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?