You might think of mathematics as a solitary pursuit, but in fact, many mathematical breakthroughs have been made by people working together to solve problems that they couldn't tackle alone. The problems in this collection include suggestions of multiple ways to think about the mathematics, so why not try an approach that you might not usually think of? If you have someone else to work
with on the problems, even better!
Seven Squares and Marbles in a Box include solutions that have previously been submitted to NRICH, so you may wish to try these problems first and then compare your approach with the published ones. Then try Mixing Lemonade and Steel Cables, and send us your solutions!
The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the
NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to
embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice.