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### Encouraging Primary Children to Work Systematically

##### Stage: Early years, 1 and 2

This article for primary teachers suggests ways in which to help children become better at working systematically.

### I've Submitted a Solution - What Next?

##### Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

In this article, the NRICH team describe the process of selecting solutions for publication on the site.

### Peg and Pin Boards

##### Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers suggests activities based on pegboards, from pattern generation to finding all possible triangles, for example.

### Being Thoughtful - Primary Number

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

### Fair Exchange

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?

### Robot Monsters

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.

### Multiply Multiples 2

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?

### Multiply Multiples 1

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?

### Two Spinners

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?

### Number Detective

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Follow the clues to find the mystery number.

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

If you put three beads onto a tens/ones abacus you could make the numbers 3, 30, 12 or 21. What numbers can be made with six beads?

### Trebling

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?

### Maths Trails

##### Stage: 2 and 3

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.

### Coded Hundred Square

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

### Spell by Numbers

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?

### Reach 100

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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.

### Making Trains

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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?

### Round the Dice Decimals 2

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

### One to Fifteen

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### ABC

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?

### Here to There 1 2 3

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?

### Six Is the Sum

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?

### Worms

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Place this "worm" on the 100 square and find the total of the four squares it covers. Keeping its head in the same place, what other totals can you make?

### Greater Than or Less Than?

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Use the numbers and symbols to make this number sentence correct. How many different ways can you find?

### All the Digits

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This multiplication uses each of the digits 0 - 9 once and once only. Using the information given, can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?

### Round the Two Dice

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This activity focuses on rounding to the nearest 10.

### One of Thirty-six

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?

### Round the Three Dice

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What happens when you round these three-digit numbers to the nearest 100?

### Multiply Multiples 3

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?

### Round the Dice Decimals 1

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Use two dice to generate two numbers with one decimal place. What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

### Combining Cuisenaire

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Three Ball Line Up

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Same Length Trains

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?

### Briefcase Lock

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

My briefcase has a three-number combination lock, but I have forgotten the combination. I remember that there's a 3, a 5 and an 8. How many possible combinations are there to try?

### Home Time

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

### Dart Target

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, invites you to explore the different combinations of scores that you might get on these dart boards.

### Teddy Town

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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?

### Nine-pin Triangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Putting Two and Two Together

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

### Open Squares

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, focuses on 'open squares'. What would the next five open squares look like?

### More on Mazes

##### Stage: 2 and 3

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.

### Seven Pots of Plants

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

There are seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.

### Growing Garlic

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

### Twenty Divided Into Six

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Katie had a pack of 20 cards numbered from 1 to 20. She arranged the cards into 6 unequal piles where each pile added to the same total. What was the total and how could this be done?

### Whose Sandwich?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Chandra, Jane, Terry and Harry ordered their lunches from the sandwich shop. Use the information below to find out who ordered each sandwich.

### Magic Vs

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?

### Are You Well Balanced?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Difference

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Find the Difference

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.