Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Four of these clues are needed to find the chosen number on this
grid and four are true but do nothing to help in finding the
number. Can you sort out the clues and find the number?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when
divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
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!
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will
only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
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?
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?
"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 ...?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Becky created a number plumber which multiplies by 5 and subtracts
4. What do you notice about the numbers that it produces? Can you
explain your findings?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
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?
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.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which
numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of
numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
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?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a
useful reprentation for many number concepts.
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has
some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?
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.
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 find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...
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?
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?
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.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
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?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
When Charlie asked his grandmother how old she is, he didn't get a
straightforward reply! Can you work out how old she is?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the
other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each
row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.