Have a go at this game which has been inspired by the Big Internet Math-Off 2019. Can you gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent?

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?

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.

This task encourages you to investigate the number of edging pieces and panes in different sized windows.

There is a long tradition of creating mazes throughout history and across the world. This article gives details of mazes you can visit and those that you can tackle on paper.

10 space travellers are waiting to board their spaceships. There are two rows of seats in the waiting room. Using the rules, where are they all sitting? Can you find all the possible ways?

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.

What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?

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

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.

How will you go about finding all the jigsaw pieces that have one peg and one hole?

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?

Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.

Can you work out how many cubes were used to make this open box? What size of open box could you make if you had 112 cubes?

Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?

60 pieces and a challenge. What can you make and how many of the pieces can you use creating skeleton polyhedra?

Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?

How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?

How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

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

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

Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

What is the smallest cuboid that you can put in this box so that you cannot fit another that's the same into it?

If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

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.

Swap the stars with the moons, using only knights' moves (as on a chess board). What is the smallest number of moves possible?

Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a yellow rod using white and red rods?

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers? Many opportunities to work in different ways.

In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.

A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?

Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?

Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

Can you shunt the trucks so that the Cattle truck and the Sheep truck change places and the Engine is back on the main line?