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.
Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.
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?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
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?"
A Latin square of order n is an array of n symbols in which each symbol occurs exactly once in each row and exactly once in each column.
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Find the smallest whole number which, when mutiplied by 7, gives a product consisting entirely of ones.
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
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...
Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?
Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?
This multiplication uses each of the digits 0 - 9 once and once only. Using the information given, can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?
In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?
Ben passed a third of his counters to Jack, Jack passed a quarter of his counters to Emma and Emma passed a fifth of her counters to Ben. After this they all had the same number of counters.
You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.
Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?
Whenever a monkey has peaches, he always keeps a fraction of them each day, gives the rest away, and then eats one. How long could he make his peaches last for?
What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?
A mathematician goes into a supermarket and buys four items. Using a calculator she multiplies the cost instead of adding them. How can her answer be the same as the total at the till?
Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?
Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?
Find a cuboid (with edges of integer values) that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?
Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.
How many different shaped boxes can you design for 36 sweets in one layer? Can you arrange the sweets so that no sweets of the same colour are next to each other in any direction?
In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
There are seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.
A cinema has 100 seats. Show how it is possible to sell exactly 100 tickets and take exactly £100 if the prices are £10 for adults, 50p for pensioners and 10p for children.
How could you put these three beads into bags? How many different ways can you do it? How could you record what you've done?
Can you order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on?
Using all ten cards from 0 to 9, rearrange them to make five prime numbers. Can you find any other ways of doing it?
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?
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?
How many rectangles can you find in this shape? Which ones are differently sized and which are 'similar'?
Lolla bought a balloon at the circus. She gave the clown six coins to pay for it. What could Lolla have paid for the balloon?
If we had 16 light bars which digital numbers could we make? How will you know you've found them all?
What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?
Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers?
These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.
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.
Make a pair of cubes that can be moved to show all the days of the month from the 1st to the 31st.