Charlie and Abi put a counter on 42. They wondered if they could visit all the other numbers on their 1-100 board, moving the counter using just these two operations: x2 and -5. What do you think?

Ben passed a third of his counters to Jack, Jack passed a quarter of his counters to Emma and Emma passed a fifth of her counters to Ben. After this they all had the same number of counters.

My two digit number is special because adding the sum of its digits to the product of its digits gives me my original number. What could my number be?

The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.

Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?

Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...

Find a cuboid (with edges of integer values) that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?

Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?

Many numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers. For example, 15=7+8 and 10=1+2+3+4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed in this way?

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

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

You have been given nine weights, one of which is slightly heavier than the rest. Can you work out which weight is heavier in just two weighings of the balance?

A Latin square of order n is an array of n symbols in which each symbol occurs exactly once in each row and exactly once in each column.

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?

Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.

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.

How many different symmetrical shapes can you make by shading triangles or squares?

Whenever a monkey has peaches, he always keeps a fraction of them each day, gives the rest away, and then eats one. How long could he make his peaches last for?

A 2 by 3 rectangle contains 8 squares and a 3 by 4 rectangle contains 20 squares. What size rectangle(s) contain(s) exactly 100 squares? Can you find them all?

The puzzle can be solved by finding the values of the unknown digits (all indicated by asterisks) in the squares of the $9\times9$ grid.

Can you find six numbers to go in the Daisy from which you can make all the numbers from 1 to a number bigger than 25?

If you are given the mean, median and mode of five positive whole numbers, can you find the numbers?

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

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.

Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.

This package contains a collection of problems from the NRICH website that could be suitable for students who have a good understanding of Factors and Multiples and who feel ready to take on some. . . .

You have twelve weights, one of which is different from the rest. Using just 3 weighings, can you identify which weight is the odd one out, and whether it is heavier or lighter than the rest?

Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?

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.

You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.

Advent Calendar 2011 - a mathematical activity for each day during the run-up to Christmas.

A student in a maths class was trying to get some information from her teacher. She was given some clues and then the teacher ended by saying, "Well, how old are they?"

Try to solve this very difficult problem and then study our two suggested solutions. How would you use your knowledge to try to solve variants on the original problem?

Find the smallest whole number which, when mutiplied by 7, gives a product consisting entirely of ones.

Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!

Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?

If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?

The puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers which are either placed on the border lines between selected pairs of neighbouring squares of the grid or placed after slash marks on. . . .

An irregular tetrahedron is composed of four different triangles. Can such a tetrahedron be constructed where the side lengths are 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 units of length?

60 pieces and a challenge. What can you make and how many of the pieces can you use creating skeleton polyhedra?

A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.

Rather than using the numbers 1-9, this sudoku uses the nine different letters used to make the words "Advent Calendar".

A pair of Sudoku puzzles that together lead to a complete solution.

A cinema has 100 seats. Show how it is possible to sell exactly 100 tickets and take exactly £100 if the prices are £10 for adults, 50p for pensioners and 10p for children.

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

Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.

Use the clues about the shaded areas to help solve this sudoku

Each of the main diagonals of this sudoku must contain the numbers 1 to 9 and each rectangle width the numbers 1 to 4.

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