Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

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?

If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

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?

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!

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

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?

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?

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.

Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?

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.

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?

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?

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?

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?

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.

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?

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?

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?

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 that tests your understanding of remainders.

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?

This package will help introduce children to, and encourage a deep exploration of, multiples.

What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?

Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?

Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?

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 article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

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?

Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?

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?

Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?

The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square hole for each disc. Use the information to find out how many discs of each colour there are in the box.

Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?

On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?

Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?