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?
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.
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
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!
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication 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.
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 numbers?
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?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
"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 ...?
When Charlie asked his grandmother how old she is, he didn't get a straightforward reply! Can you work out how old she is?
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Does a graph of the triangular numbers cross a graph of the six times table? If so, where? Will a graph of the square numbers cross the times table too?
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?
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
Number problems at primary level that may require determination.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
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 make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
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?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your 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?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
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?
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?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
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?
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?