Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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?"
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
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.
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
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.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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 for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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 that tests your understanding of remainders.
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?
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?
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
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?
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?
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 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?
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
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?
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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 fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
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?
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
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...
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
Find some examples of pairs of numbers such that their sum is a factor of their product. eg. 4 + 12 = 16 and 4 × 12 = 48 and 16 is a factor of 48.
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?
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?
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?
Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.
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?
Choose any 3 digits and make a 6 digit number by repeating the 3 digits in the same order (e.g. 594594). Explain why whatever digits you choose the number will always be divisible by 7, 11 and 13.