There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?

Claire thinks she has the most sports cards in her album. "I have 12 pages with 2 cards on each page", says Claire. Ross counts his cards. "No! I have 3 cards on each of my pages and there are. . . .

Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?

Annie and Ben are playing a game with a calculator. What was Annie's secret number?

A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

This challenge combines addition, multiplication, perseverance and even proof.

Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?

If you had any number of ordinary dice, what are the possible ways of making their totals 6? What would the product of the dice be each time?

Where can you draw a line on a clock face so that the numbers on both sides have the same total?

Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.

On Friday the magic plant was only 2 centimetres tall. Every day it doubled its height. How tall was it on Monday?

Can you find which shapes you need to put into the grid to make the totals at the end of each row and the bottom of each column?

Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?

On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?

Use the information to work out how many gifts there are in each pile.

What happens when you add the digits of a number then multiply the result by 2 and you keep doing this? You could try for different numbers and different rules.

Skippy and Anna are locked in a room in a large castle. The key to that room, and all the other rooms, is a number. The numbers are locked away in a problem. Can you help them to get out?

Find out what a Deca Tree is and then work out how many leaves there will be after the woodcutter has cut off a trunk, a branch, a twig and a leaf.

Use 4 four times with simple operations so that you get the answer 12. Can you make 15, 16 and 17 too?

Here are the prices for 1st and 2nd class mail within the UK. You have an unlimited number of each of these stamps. Which stamps would you need to post a parcel weighing 825g?

Number problems at primary level that may require determination.

There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?

This challenge asks you to investigate the total number of cards that would be sent if four children send one to all three others. How many would be sent if there were five children? Six?

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?

Find at least one way to put in some operation signs (+ - x ÷) to make these digits come to 100.

Explore Alex's number plumber. What questions would you like to ask? Don't forget to keep visiting NRICH projects site for the latest developments and questions.

Look on the back of any modern book and you will find an ISBN code. Take this code and calculate this sum in the way shown. Can you see what the answers always have in common?

Can you design a new shape for the twenty-eight squares and arrange the numbers in a logical way? What patterns do you notice?

This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

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

Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.

Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?

Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

How would you count the number of fingers in these pictures?

This group activity will encourage you to share calculation strategies and to think about which strategy might be the most efficient.

Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.

The Scot, John Napier, invented these strips about 400 years ago to help calculate multiplication and division. Can you work out how to use Napier's bones to find the answer to these multiplications?

Amy has a box containing domino pieces but she does not think it is a complete set. She has 24 dominoes in her box and there are 125 spots on them altogether. Which of her domino pieces are missing?

EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

Mr. Sunshine tells the children they will have 2 hours of homework. After several calculations, Harry says he hasn't got time to do this homework. Can you see where his reasoning is wrong?

Annie cut this numbered cake into 3 pieces with 3 cuts so that the numbers on each piece added to the same total. Where were the cuts and what fraction of the whole cake was each piece?

A group of children are using measuring cylinders but they lose the labels. Can you help relabel them?

These sixteen children are standing in four lines of four, one behind the other. They are each holding a card with a number on it. Can you work out the missing numbers?

The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?

Bernard Bagnall recommends some primary school problems which use numbers from the environment around us, from clocks to house numbers.

Go through the maze, collecting and losing your money as you go. Which route gives you the highest return? And the lowest?