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.
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in
total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
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?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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?
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
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?
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?
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?
How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can
you find in the numbers in this box?
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?
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around
a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?
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!
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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?
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?
When Charlie asked his grandmother how old she is, he didn't get a
straightforward reply! Can you work out how old she is?
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?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a
useful reprentation for many number concepts.
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains
the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
"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 ...?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears
can they share so that there are none left over?
Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...
Number problems at primary level that may require determination.
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?
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?
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?
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
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 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?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has
some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
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?
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?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?