An extra constraint means this Sudoku requires you to think in diagonals as well as horizontal and vertical lines and boxes of nine.
Can you use the information to find out which cards I have used?
A man has 5 coins in his pocket. Given the clues, can you work out what the coins are?
The letters of the word ABACUS have been arranged in the shape of a triangle. How many different ways can you find to read the word ABACUS from this triangular pattern?
A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.
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.
A challenging activity focusing on finding all possible ways of stacking rods.
Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?
This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.
This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.
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?
Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.
Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?
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?
Four friends must cross a bridge. How can they all cross it in just 17 minutes?
Find the smallest whole number which, when mutiplied by 7, gives a product consisting entirely of ones.
This cube has ink on each face which leaves marks on paper as it is rolled. Can you work out what is on each face and the route it has taken?
Bellringers have a special way to write down the patterns they ring. Learn about these patterns and draw some of your own.
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.
Problem solving is at the heart of the NRICH site. All the problems give learners opportunities to learn, develop or use mathematical concepts and skills. Read here for more information.
Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent pair adds up to a square number?
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.
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
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?
If you are given the mean, median and mode of five positive whole numbers, can you find the numbers?
Can you use your powers of logic and deduction to work out the missing information in these sporty situations?
Can you arrange the digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 3 to make a Number Sandwich?
My local DIY shop calculates the price of its windows according to the area of glass and the length of frame used. Can you work out how they arrived at these prices?
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
Tim's class collected data about all their pets. Can you put the animal names under each column in the block graph using the information?
You need to find the values of the stars before you can apply normal Sudoku rules.
Rather than using the numbers 1-9, this sudoku uses the nine different letters used to make the words "Advent Calendar".
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.
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
A Latin square of order n is an array of n symbols in which each symbol occurs exactly once in each row and exactly once in each column.
When I fold a 0-20 number line, I end up with 'stacks' of numbers on top of each other. These challenges involve varying the length of the number line and investigating the 'stack totals'.
Ram divided 15 pennies among four small bags. He could then pay any sum of money from 1p to 15p without opening any bag. How many pennies did Ram put in each bag?
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.
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?
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?
Alice's mum needs to go to each child's house just once and then back home again. How many different routes are there? Use the information to find out how long each road is on the route she took.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?
If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?
The puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers which are either placed on the border lines between selected pairs of neighbouring squares of the grid or placed after slash marks on. . . .
This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?