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### Stop the Clock for Two

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

### Stop the Clock

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

### More Numbers in the Ring

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?

### Dotty Circle

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?

### Counting Counters

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many are needed?

### Cuisenaire Rods

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?

### Taking Steps

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.

### Domino Numbers

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

### Growing Garlic

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

### Number Differences

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?

### Odd Squares

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Think of a number, square it and subtract your starting number. Is the number you’re left with odd or even? How do the images help to explain this?

### Triangle Pin-down

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.

### Nim-7 for Two

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

### Fault-free Rectangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

### Move a Match

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How can you arrange these 10 matches in four piles so that when you move one match from three of the piles into the fourth, you end up with the same arrangement?

### Strike it Out

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

### Crossings

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In this problem we are looking at sets of parallel sticks that cross each other. What is the least number of crossings you can make? And the greatest?

### Round the Four Dice

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This activity involves rounding four-digit numbers to the nearest thousand.

### Lots of Lollies

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?

### Snake Coils

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This challenge asks you to imagine a snake coiling on itself.

### The Add and Take-away Path

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?

### Got It

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

### Sliding Puzzle

##### Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

### Cut it Out

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you dissect an equilateral triangle into 6 smaller ones? What number of smaller equilateral triangles is it NOT possible to dissect a larger equilateral triangle into?

### Sitting Round the Party Tables

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

### Polygonals

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Polygonal numbers are those that are arranged in shapes as they enlarge. Explore the polygonal numbers drawn here.

### Play to 37

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

### Broken Toaster

##### Stage: 2 Short Challenge Level:

Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?

### Rope Mat

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many centimetres of rope will I need to make another mat just like the one I have here?

### Sums and Differences 2

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?

### Nim-7

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

### GOT IT Now

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

For this challenge, you'll need to play Got It! Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

### Maths Trails

##### Stage: 2 and 3

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.

### Magic Constants

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In a Magic Square all the rows, columns and diagonals add to the 'Magic Constant'. How would you change the magic constant of this square?

### Strike it Out for Two

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

### Walking the Squares

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Find a route from the outside to the inside of this square, stepping on as many tiles as possible.

### Button-up Some More

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?

### Sticky Triangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you continue this pattern of triangles and begin to predict how many sticks are used for each new "layer"?

### Got it for Two

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

### Up and Down Staircases

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

One block is needed to make an up-and-down staircase, with one step up and one step down. How many blocks would be needed to build an up-and-down staircase with 5 steps up and 5 steps down?

### How Odd

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This problem challenges you to find out how many odd numbers there are between pairs of numbers. Can you find a pair of numbers that has four odds between them?

### Sums and Differences 1

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.

### Games Related to Nim

##### Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

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.

### The Great Tiling Count

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Compare the numbers of particular tiles in one or all of these three designs, inspired by the floor tiles of a church in Cambridge.

### Lost Books

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

While we were sorting some papers we found 3 strange sheets which seemed to come from small books but there were page numbers at the foot of each page. Did the pages come from the same book?

### Make 37

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Four bags contain a large number of 1s, 3s, 5s and 7s. Pick any ten numbers from the bags above so that their total is 37.

### Unit Differences

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.

### What Could it Be?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?

### Division Rules

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This challenge encourages you to explore dividing a three-digit number by a single-digit number.

### Doplication

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?