Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!

This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.

How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?

Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

This task encourages you to investigate the number of edging pieces and panes in different sized windows.

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 game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

Find a route from the outside to the inside of this square, stepping on as many tiles as possible.

Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers? Many opportunities to work in different ways.

Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?

We can arrange dots in a similar way to the 5 on a dice and they usually sit quite well into a rectangular shape. How many altogether in this 3 by 5? What happens for other sizes?

Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?

This problem challenges you to find out how many odd numbers there are between pairs of numbers. Can you find a pair of numbers that has four odds between them?

In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?

What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.

Watch the video of Fran re-ordering these number cards. What do you notice? Try it for yourself. What happens?

Take a look at the video of this trick. Can you perform it yourself? Why is this maths and not magic?

Watch this video to see how to roll the dice. Now it's your turn! What do you notice about the dice numbers you have recorded?

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

Are these statements relating to odd and even numbers always true, sometimes true or never true?

Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

This challenge, written for the Young Mathematicians' Award, invites you to explore 'centred squares'.

These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?

In this problem we are looking at sets of parallel sticks that cross each other. What is the least number of crossings you can make? And the greatest?

Ben’s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

In a Magic Square all the rows, columns and diagonals add to the 'Magic Constant'. How would you change the magic constant of this square?

Can you dissect an equilateral triangle into 6 smaller ones? What number of smaller equilateral triangles is it NOT possible to dissect a larger equilateral triangle into?

Put the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 into the squares so that the numbers on each circle add up to the same amount. Can you find the rule for giving another set of six numbers?

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.

Try adding together the dates of all the days in one week. Now multiply the first date by 7 and add 21. Can you explain what happens?

Think of a number, square it and subtract your starting number. Is the number you’re left with odd or even? How do the images help to explain this?

Here are some arrangements of circles. How many circles would I need to make the next size up for each? Can you create your own arrangement and investigate the number of circles it needs?

Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?

An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.

Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many are needed?

Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.