Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.
By selecting digits for an addition grid, what targets can you make?
Replace the letters with numbers to make the addition work out correctly. R E A D + T H I S = P A G E
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?
If you take a three by three square on a 1-10 addition square and multiply the diagonally opposite numbers together, what is the difference between these products. Why?
Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME
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?
Find the smallest whole number which, when mutiplied by 7, gives a product consisting entirely of ones.
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.
My two digit number is special because adding the sum of its digits to the product of its digits gives me my original number. What could my number be?
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
This Sudoku puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers on the border lines between pairs of neighbouring squares of the grid.
A student in a maths class was trying to get some information from her teacher. She was given some clues and then the teacher ended by saying, "Well, how old are they?"
Countries from across the world competed in a sports tournament. Can you devise an efficient strategy to work out the order in which they finished?
A cinema has 100 seats. Show how it is possible to sell exactly 100 tickets and take exactly £100 if the prices are £10 for adults, 50p for pensioners and 10p for children.
You have been given nine weights, one of which is slightly heavier than the rest. Can you work out which weight is heavier in just two weighings of the balance?
Can you find six numbers to go in the Daisy from which you can make all the numbers from 1 to a number bigger than 25?
Solve the equations to identify the clue numbers in this Sudoku problem.
Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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 use your powers of logic and deduction to work out the missing information in these sporty situations?
The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?
Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent pair adds up to a square number?
Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
A monkey with peaches, keeps a fraction of them each day, gives the rest away, and then eats one. How long can his peaches last?
This is a variation of sudoku which contains a set of special clue-numbers. Each set of 4 small digits stands for the numbers in the four cells of the grid adjacent to this set.
The puzzle can be solved by finding the values of the unknown digits (all indicated by asterisks) in the squares of the $9\times9$ grid.
An extra constraint means this Sudoku requires you to think in diagonals as well as horizontal and vertical lines and boxes of nine.
Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!
Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?
Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?
How many different differences can you make?
A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.
This multiplication uses each of the digits 0 - 9 once and once only. Using the information given, can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?
You need to find the values of the stars before you can apply normal Sudoku rules.
Investigate the different ways that fifteen schools could have given money in a charity fundraiser.
This task encourages you to investigate the number of edging pieces and panes in different sized windows.
Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?
Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.
Rather than using the numbers 1-9, this sudoku uses the nine different letters used to make the words "Advent Calendar".