I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
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?
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?
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 calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
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.
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?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
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?
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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
You can make a calculator count for you by any number you choose. You can count by ones to reach 24. You can count by twos to reach 24. What else can you count by to reach 24?
Number problems at primary level that may require determination.
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?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
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?
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?
On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
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?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
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.
48 is called an abundant number because it is less than the sum of its factors (without itself). Can you find some more abundant numbers?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
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?
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?