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

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.

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?

Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?

How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?

This package contains a collection of problems from the NRICH website that could be suitable for students who have a good understanding of Factors and Multiples and who feel ready to take on some. . . .

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

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?

Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?

Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.

There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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.

Find some triples of whole numbers a, b and c such that a^2 + b^2 + c^2 is a multiple of 4. Is it necessarily the case that a, b and c must all be even? If so, can you explain why?

Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...

What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?

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?

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

What is the remainder when 2^2002 is divided by 7? What happens with different powers of 2?

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

Make a set of numbers that use all the digits from 1 to 9, once and once only. Add them up. The result is divisible by 9. Add each of the digits in the new number. What is their sum? Now try some. . . .

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

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

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?

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

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

I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?

Can you order the digits from 1-6 to make a number which is divisible by 6 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 5-figure number divisible by 5, and so on?

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

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

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

Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?

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.

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

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?

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?

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

Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up?

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?

A student in a maths class was trying to get some information from her teacher. She was given some clues and then the teacher ended by saying, "Well, how old are they?"

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

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.