Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
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!
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears
can they share so that there are none left over?
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give
each set a name?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's,
using rods that are identical?
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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is
between each super-eclipse?
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?
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?
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?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What
happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest
number that lights up all four lights?
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?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
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.
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.
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.
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
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?
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?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to
generate it with just one number used twice.
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?
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?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has
some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
"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
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?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a
useful reprentation for many number concepts.
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which
numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
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.
Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains
the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
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?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. They are the
red set, the green set and the blue set. Can you find all the
numbers in the sets from these clues?
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.