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?
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.
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?
How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?
When Charlie asked his grandmother how old she is, he didn't get a straightforward reply! Can you work out how old she is?
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!
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?
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?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
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?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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?
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?
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 ...?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
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?
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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?
Place four pebbles on the sand in the form of a square. Keep adding as few pebbles as necessary to double the area. How many extra pebbles are added each time?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
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?
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?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
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?
Number problems at primary level that may require determination.
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
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 work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?