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?
Move your counters through this snake of cards and see how far you can go. Are you surprised by where you end up?
Can you arrange the digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 3 to make a Number Sandwich?
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?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
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?
How many different symmetrical shapes can you make by shading triangles or squares?
A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
An irregular tetrahedron is composed of four different triangles. Can such a tetrahedron be constructed where the side lengths are 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 units of length?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?
This task encourages you to investigate the number of edging pieces and panes in different sized windows.
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.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below 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?
If you are given the mean, median and mode of five positive whole numbers, can you find the numbers?
If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Rather than using the numbers 1-9, this sudoku uses the nine different letters used to make the words "Advent Calendar".
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Find a cuboid (with edges of integer values) that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?
Imagine you have an unlimited number of four types of triangle. How many different tetrahedra can you make?
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?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?
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.
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?
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
Can you use this information to work out Charlie's house number?
What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?
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?
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?
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
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?
Swap the stars with the moons, using only knights' moves (as on a chess board). What is the smallest number of moves possible?
A dog is looking for a good place to bury his bone. Can you work out where he started and ended in each case? What possible routes could he have taken?
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?
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
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 put plus signs in so this is true? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 99 How many ways can you do it?
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?
Ten cards are put into five envelopes so that there are two cards in each envelope. The sum of the numbers inside it is written on each envelope. What numbers could be inside the envelopes?
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.
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
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?
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.