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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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.

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...

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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?

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?"

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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?

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

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

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?

Imagine you have an unlimited number of four types of triangle. How many different tetrahedra can you make?

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?

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?

A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

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

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.

An extra constraint means this Sudoku requires you to think in diagonals as well as horizontal and vertical lines and boxes of nine.

In this Sudoku, there are three coloured "islands" in the 9x9 grid. Within each "island" EVERY group of nine cells that form a 3x3 square must contain the numbers 1 through 9.

You need to find the values of the stars before you can apply normal Sudoku rules.

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.

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

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

Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.

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

Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?

Given the products of diagonally opposite 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.

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?

Move your counters through this snake of cards and see how far you can go. Are you surprised by where you end up?

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

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

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

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

Countries from across the world competed in a sports tournament. Can you devise an efficient strategy to work out the order in which they finished?