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

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

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

Chandrika was practising a long distance run. Can you work out how long the race was from the information?

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.

All the girls would like a puzzle each for Christmas and all the boys would like a book each. Solve the riddle to find out how many puzzles and books Santa left.

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

We can arrange dots in a similar way to the 5 on a dice and they usually sit quite well into a rectangular shape. How many altogether in this 3 by 5? What happens for other sizes?

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?

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?

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.

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?

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.

This task combines spatial awareness with addition and multiplication.

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

Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?

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?

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?

Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field.

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?

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

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

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

If the numbers 5, 7 and 4 go into this function machine, what numbers will come out?

This article for teachers looks at how teachers can use problems from the NRICH site to help them teach division.

This number has 903 digits. What is the sum of all 903 digits?

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?

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

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

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?

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

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

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!

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

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.

There are over sixty different ways of making 24 by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing all four numbers 4, 6, 6 and 8 (using each number only once). How many can you find?

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

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