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.

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

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?

Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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?

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

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.

This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.

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

This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?

How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

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

Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.

The letters of the word ABACUS have been arranged in the shape of a triangle. How many different ways can you find to read the word ABACUS from this triangular pattern?

Bellringers have a special way to write down the patterns they ring. Learn about these patterns and draw some of your own.

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

A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

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

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?

If you take a three by three square on a 1-10 addition square and multiply the diagonally opposite numbers together, what is the difference between these products. Why?

What do you notice about the date 03.06.09? Or 08.01.09? This challenge invites you to investigate some interesting dates yourself.

Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent pair adds up to a square number?

Use the interactivity to listen to the bells ringing a pattern. Now it's your turn! Play one of the bells yourself. How do you know when it is your turn to ring?

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

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

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

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

Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?

The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?

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

Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?

Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?

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

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?

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

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