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

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.

Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?

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?

Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.

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?

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?

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?

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

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?

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.

Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...

How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?

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?

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!

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

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

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

I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?

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?

"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 ...?

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

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

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

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?

Look at the squares in this problem. What does the next square look like? I draw a square with 81 little squares inside it. How long and how wide is my square?

56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?

Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?

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?

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?

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.