Katie and Will have some balloons. Will's balloon burst at exactly the same size as Katie's at the beginning of a puff. How many puffs had Will done before his balloon burst?

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?

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?

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?

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?

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?

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?

How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?

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?

I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?

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.

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

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

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?

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

Norrie sees two lights flash at the same time, then one of them flashes every 4th second, and the other flashes every 5th second. How many times do they flash together during a whole minute?

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

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?

Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.

These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?

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.

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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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?

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?

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?

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.

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?

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

Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...

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

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?

Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?

Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?

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

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?

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.

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

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

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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.

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?

Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?