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?

"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 ...?

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?

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?

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?

Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.

The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?

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.

Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

When Charlie asked his grandmother how old she is, he didn't get a straightforward reply! Can you work out how old she is?

How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

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?

A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.

Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?

Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?

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?

Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?

Ben’s class were making cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

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?

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?

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?

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.

Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?

Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?

If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?

Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?

Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?

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 order the digits from 1-6 to make a number which is divisible by 6 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 5-figure number divisible by 5, and so on?

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?

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?

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.