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?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
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?
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.
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
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?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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!
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
"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 ...?
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?
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?
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?
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?
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 trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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.
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?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?
Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
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?
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
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 place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
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 find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
Number problems at primary level that may require determination.
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
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?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.