Roadshow and Beyond

The pages below contain many of the resources used in our NRICH Hands-On Maths Roadshow.

They are our favourite resources for hands on activities and are excellent for developing problem solving skills. As well as being useful in lessons you may find them helpful for maths clubs, open evenings and other maths events.

On each activity page click the "Printable NRICH Roadshow Resource" link to get a one page instruction sheet. All the activites require some sort of equipment, mostly dice, counters and multi-link. You might find the equipment list below helpful.

View the equipment list.

Find out more about the NRICH Hands-On Maths Roadshow.

See our Maths Fair Activity Packs.

Roadshow resources by Key Stage

Age 5 to 7

KS1 Roadshow

These hands-on activities are ideally suited to Key Stage 1 children.

Age 7 to 11

KS2 Roadshow

These hands-on activities are ideally suited to Key Stage 2 children.

Age 11 to 14

KS3 Roadshow

These hands-on activities are ideally suited to Key Stage 3 students.

Age 14 to 16

KS4 Roadshow

These hands-on activities are ideally suited to Key Stage 4 students.



KS3 and 4 resources to develop good mathematical habits of mind


Have you been inspired by the Roadshow activities?

Want to become a more curious, resourceful, resilient and collaborative mathematician?

We've collected together some of our favourite problems to help you along the way.


Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Being Curious

Here are some problems that we hope will appeal to curious and inquisitive students. Take a look, we think you'll get hooked on them!

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Being Resilient

Here are some problems that require you to be resilient. We hope you'll stick with them and feel a sense of achievement at the end!

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Being Resourceful

Here are some problems that require careful consideration. Immerse yourself in them - we think they are worth the effort!

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Being Collaborative

Here are some problems that are ideal for working on with others. Find a friend, share ideas, and see if two heads really are better than one!





If you've enjoyed working on these problems, you may like to take a look at Wild Maths, where you'll be encouraged to be a creative mathematician.