A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
Using your knowledge of the properties of numbers, can you fill all the squares on the board?
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...
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.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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.
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
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?
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
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
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will
only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
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?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
How many integers between 1 and 1200 are NOT multiples of any of
the numbers 2, 3 or 5?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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?"
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
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?
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.
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?
Follow this recipe for sieving numbers and see what interesting patterns emerge.
Some 4 digit numbers can be written as the product of a 3 digit
number and a 2 digit number using the digits 1 to 9 each once and
only once. The number 4396 can be written as just such a product.
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Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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 see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?
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?
Using the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, mulitply a two two digit numbers are multiplied to give a four digit number, so that the expression is correct. How many different solutions can you find?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when
divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
Ben passed a third of his counters to Jack, Jack passed a quarter
of his counters to Emma and Emma passed a fifth of her counters to
Ben. After this they all had the same number of counters.
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up?
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?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains
the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
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?
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.