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?
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.
Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?
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.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
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?
Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
Can you arrange the digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 3 to make a Number Sandwich?
Roll two red dice and a green dice. Add the two numbers on the red dice and take away the number on the green. What are all the different possible answers?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Find the smallest whole number which, when mutiplied by 7, gives a product consisting entirely of ones.
When you throw two regular, six-faced dice you have more chance of getting one particular result than any other. What result would that be? Why is this?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
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 shunt the trucks so that the Cattle truck and the Sheep truck change places and the Engine is back on the main line?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?
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?
What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?
A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
Move your counters through this snake of cards and see how far you can go. Are you surprised by where you end up?
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?
What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?
How will you go about finding all the jigsaw pieces that have one peg and one hole?
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?
Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?
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?
Swap the stars with the moons, using only knights' moves (as on a chess board). What is the smallest number of moves possible?
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?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.
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?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
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?
This task encourages you to investigate the number of edging pieces and panes in different sized windows.
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?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?