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

Take any two digit number, for example 58. What do you have to do to reverse the order of the digits? Can you find a rule for reversing the order of digits for any two digit number?

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?

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?

Twice a week I go swimming and swim the same number of lengths of the pool each time. As I swim, I count the lengths I've done so far, and make it into a fraction of the whole number of lengths I. . . .

The sum of the first 'n' natural numbers is a 3 digit number in which all the digits are the same. How many numbers have been summed?

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?

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

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

Three people chose this as a favourite problem. It is the sort of problem that needs thinking time - but once the connection is made it gives access to many similar ideas.

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

The number 8888...88M9999...99 is divisible by 7 and it starts with the digit 8 repeated 50 times and ends with the digit 9 repeated 50 times. What is the value of the digit M?

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 find what the last two digits of the number $4^{1999}$ are?

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?

I'm thinking of a number. When my number is divided by 5 the remainder is 4. When my number is divided by 3 the remainder is 2. Can you find my number?

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

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

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

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

"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 ...?

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

A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?

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

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?

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?

The five digit number A679B, in base ten, is divisible by 72. What are the values of A and B?

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!

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

A mathematician goes into a supermarket and buys four items. Using a calculator she multiplies the cost instead of adding them. How can her answer be the same as the total at the till?

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square hole for each disc. Use the information to find out how many discs of each colour there are in the box.

Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?

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

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

Explore the relationship between simple linear functions and their graphs.

Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?

Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?

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?

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

Follow this recipe for sieving numbers and see what interesting patterns emerge.

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.

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

If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

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.

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

How many integers between 1 and 1200 are NOT multiples of any of the numbers 2, 3 or 5?