Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
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?
A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
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.
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!
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Find the squares that Froggie skips onto to get to the pumpkin patch. She starts on 3 and finishes on 30, but she lands only on a square that has a number 3 more than the square she skips from.
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?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
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?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Can you order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on?
Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?
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.
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
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?
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?
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
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?
Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?
There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Number problems at primary level that may require determination.
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new rhythm at the same time?
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?