How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?

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?

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.

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

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?

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

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

Katie and Will have some balloons. Will's balloon burst at exactly the same size as Katie's at the beginning of a puff. How many puffs had Will done before his balloon burst?

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

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?

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?

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

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

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?

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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 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?"

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

Find the highest power of 11 that will divide into 1000! exactly.

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?

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

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. . . .

The number 12 = 2^2 × 3 has 6 factors. What is the smallest natural number with exactly 36 factors?

Find a cuboid (with edges of integer values) that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?

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

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. . . .

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?

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

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?

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

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?

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

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?

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 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?

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