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?
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
The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?
Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
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?
Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.
Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
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...
This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.
Investigate the different ways that fifteen schools could have given money in a charity fundraiser.
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 NRICH team are always looking for new ways to engage teachers and pupils in problem solving. Here we explain the thinking behind maths trails.
You have twelve weights, one of which is different from the rest. Using just 3 weighings, can you identify which weight is the odd one out, and whether it is heavier or lighter than the rest?
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.
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.
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?
You need to find the values of the stars before you can apply normal Sudoku rules.
Mr Smith and Mr Jones are two maths teachers. By asking questions, the answers to which may be right or wrong, Mr Jones is able to find the number of the house Mr Smith lives in... Or not!
The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?
Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent pair adds up to a square number?
How many different differences can you make?
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
15 = 7 + 8 and 10 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
A cinema has 100 seats. Show how it is possible to sell exactly 100 tickets and take exactly Â£100 if the prices are Â£10 for adults, 50p for pensioners and 10p for children.
An extra constraint means this Sudoku requires you to think in diagonals as well as horizontal and vertical lines and boxes of nine.
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.
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?
Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?
In this game you are challenged to gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent.
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!
Ben, Jack and Emma passed counters to each other and ended with the same number of counters. How many did they start with?
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?
Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?
Solve the equations to identify the clue numbers in this Sudoku problem.
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?"
Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.
Find the smallest whole number which, when mutiplied by 7, gives a product consisting entirely of ones.
This task encourages you to investigate the number of edging pieces and panes in different sized windows.
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 pair of Sudoku puzzles that together lead to a complete solution.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.