A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
Find the squares that Froggie skips onto to get to the pumpkin
patch. She starts on 3 and finishes on 30, but she lands only on a
square that has a number 3 more than the square she skips from.
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!
On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?
This package will help introduce children to, and encourage a deep
exploration of, multiples.
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around
a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
You can make a calculator count for you by any number you choose.
You can count by ones to reach 24. You can count by twos to reach
24. What else can you count by to reach 24?
Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will
only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
If there is a ring of six chairs and thirty children must either
sit on a chair or stand behind one, how many children will be
behind each chair?
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?
Factor track is not a race but a game of skill. The idea is to go round the track in as few moves as possible, keeping to the rules.
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has
some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when
divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
This big box multiplies anything that goes inside it by the same number. If you know the numbers that come out, what multiplication might be going on in the box?
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
There are a number of coins on a table.
One quarter of the coins show heads.
If I turn over 2 coins, then one third show heads. How many coins are there altogether?
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which
numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?
Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these
Look at the squares in this problem. What does the next square look
like? I draw a square with 81 little squares inside it. How long
and how wide is my square?
Is it possible to draw a 5-pointed star without taking your pencil
off the paper? Is it possible to draw a 6-pointed star in the same
way without taking your pen off?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears
can they share so that there are none left over?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a
useful reprentation for many number concepts.
Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?
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?
A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
Nine squares with side lengths 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 18 cm can be fitted together to form a rectangle. What are the dimensions of the rectangle?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
Ben’s class were making cutting up number tracks. First they
cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What
patterns could they see?
Can you order the digits from 1-6 to make a number which is
divisible by 6 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a
5-figure number divisible by 5, and so on?
In this maze of hexagons, you start in the centre at 0. The next
hexagon must be a multiple of 2 and the next a multiple of 5. What
are the possible paths you could take?
When Charlie asked his grandmother how old she is, he didn't get a
straightforward reply! Can you work out how old she is?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Nearly all of us have made table patterns on hundred squares, that
is 10 by 10 grids. This problem looks at the patterns on
differently sized square grids.
"Ip dip sky blue! Who's 'it'? It's you!" Where would you position yourself so that you are 'it' if there are two players? Three players ...?
I throw three dice and get 5, 3 and 2. Add the scores on the three
dice. What do you get? Now multiply the scores. What do you notice?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?