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?

Can you use your powers of logic and deduction to work out the missing information in these sporty situations?

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.

This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?

A man has 5 coins in his pocket. Given the clues, can you work out what the coins are?

Four friends must cross a bridge. How can they all cross it in just 17 minutes?

A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.

Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.

A pair of Sudoku puzzles that together lead to a complete solution.

Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.

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?

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?

Rather than using the numbers 1-9, this sudoku uses the nine different letters used to make the words "Advent Calendar".

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?

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.

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?

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

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?

Each of the main diagonals of this sudoku must contain the numbers 1 to 9 and each rectangle width the numbers 1 to 4.

Use the clues about the shaded areas to help solve this sudoku

60 pieces and a challenge. What can you make and how many of the pieces can you use creating skeleton polyhedra?

Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent pair adds up to a square number?

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?

It is possible to identify a particular card out of a pack of 15 with the use of some mathematical reasoning. What is this reasoning and can it be applied to other numbers of cards?

Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.

This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.

Bellringers have a special way to write down the patterns they ring. Learn about these patterns and draw some of your own.

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.

You need to find the values of the stars before you can apply normal Sudoku rules.

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.

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.

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.

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

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 Sudoku puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers on the border lines between pairs of neighbouring squares of the grid.

Have a go at this game which has been inspired by the Big Internet Math-Off 2019. Can you gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent?

A challenging activity focusing on finding all possible ways of stacking rods.

Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. They will plant them within circular paths. How could they do this?

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?

Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?

An extra constraint means this Sudoku requires you to think in diagonals as well as horizontal and vertical lines and boxes of nine.

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.

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.

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

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?"