How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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.
"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 players ...?
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?
When Charlie asked his grandmother how old she is, he didn't get a straightforward reply! Can you work out how old she is?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
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?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
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?
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
Ben’s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Nine squares with side lengths 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 18 cm can be fitted together to form a rectangle. What are the dimensions of the rectangle?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?
Can you order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
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!
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?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
Number problems at primary level that may require determination.
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
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.
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?
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?
Investigate the different shaped bracelets you could make from 18 different spherical beads. How do they compare if you use 24 beads?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
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?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?