This challenge, written for the Young Mathematicians' Award, invites you to explore 'centred squares'.

Benâ€™s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

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

Try adding together the dates of all the days in one week. Now multiply the first date by 7 and add 21. Can you explain what happens?

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

What happens if you join every second point on this circle? How about every third point? Try with different steps and see if you can predict what will happen.

Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers?

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?

This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!

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?

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

Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

What happens when you round these three-digit numbers to the nearest 100?

Here are two kinds of spirals for you to explore. What do you notice?

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

Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?

Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?

What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

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

How many different journeys could you make if you were going to visit four stations in this network? How about if there were five stations? Can you predict the number of journeys for seven stations?

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?

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

What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

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

Use two dice to generate two numbers with one decimal place. What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

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

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?

In how many different ways can you break up a stick of 7 interlocking cubes? Now try with a stick of 8 cubes and a stick of 6 cubes.

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

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

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

Are these statements relating to odd and even numbers always true, sometimes true or never true?

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

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.

Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?