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?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will
only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
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.
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around
a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
48 is called an abundant number because it is less than the sum of
its factors (without itself). Can you find some more abundant
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find
all the numbers in each set from these clues?
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?
How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can
you find in the numbers in this box?
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?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is
between each super-eclipse?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when
divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a
useful reprentation for many number concepts.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in
total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
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. They are the
red set, the green set and the blue set. Can you find all the
numbers in the sets from these clues?
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?
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?
"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 ...?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these
Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
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 find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has
some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
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?
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
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 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?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...
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?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the
other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?