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?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
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A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
For this challenge, you'll need to play Got It! Can you explain the
strategy for winning this game with any target?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
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.
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the
other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain
which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest
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?
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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.
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!
Kimie and Sebastian were making sticks from interlocking cubes and
lining them up. Can they make their lines the same length? Can they
make any other lines?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears
can they share so that there are none left over?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains
the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
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?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify
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.
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?
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when
divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
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?
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?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each
row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking
if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new
rhythm at the same time?
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?
If you count from 1 to 20 and clap more loudly on the numbers in
the two times table, as well as saying those numbers loudly, which
numbers will be loud?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.