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### What Do You Need?

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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?

### Two Primes Make One Square

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

### Curious Number

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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?

### Mystery Matrix

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

### Sweets in a Box

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### A Mixed-up Clock

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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?

### The Moons of Vuvv

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

### Multiplication Squares

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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.

### Tiling

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

### Number Detective

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Follow the clues to find the mystery number.

### A Square Deal

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### It Figures

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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?

### Seven Flipped

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

### Times Right

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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?

### Cuisenaire Environment

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

### Sets of Four Numbers

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

### Fractions in a Box

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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.

### Zios and Zepts

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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?

### Round and Round the Circle

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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.

### Sets of Numbers

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

### Neighbours

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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?

### Shifting Times Tables Game

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Abundant Numbers

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Shifting Times Tables

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Multiples Grid

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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?

### Factor Lines

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Diggits

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

### Gran, How Old Are You?

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

### Hot Pursuit

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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?

### Ip Dip

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

"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 ...?

### Scoring with Dice

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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?

### Number Tracks

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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?

### Thirty Six Exactly

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Which Is Quicker?

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

### Inclusion Exclusion

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

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

### Domino Pick

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Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?

### Eminit

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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?

### Fitted

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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?

### AB Search

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Divide it Out

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

### A Dotty Problem

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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!

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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?

### Crossings

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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?

### Three Times Seven

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### A First Product Sudoku

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

### American Billions

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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...

### Factors and Multiple Challenges

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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. . . .

### One to Eight

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Complete the following expressions so that each one gives a four digit number as the product of two two digit numbers and uses the digits 1 to 8 once and only once.