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

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

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

Number problems at primary level that may require determination.

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

On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?

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?

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?

This package will help introduce children to, and encourage a deep exploration of, multiples.

Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?

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

What happens if you join every second point on this circle? How about every third point? Try with different steps and see if you can predict what will happen.

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

You can make a calculator count for you by any number you choose. You can count by ones to reach 24. You can count by twos to reach 24. What else can you count by to reach 24?

Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?

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?

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?

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

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

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?

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?

These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?

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

Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.

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.

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

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?

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?

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?

How many different shaped boxes can you design for 36 sweets in one layer? Can you arrange the sweets so that no sweets of the same colour are next to each other in any direction?

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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