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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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?

There are a number of coins on a table. One quarter of the coins show heads. If I turn over 2 coins, then one third show heads. How many coins are there altogether?

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

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?

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.

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?

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?

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

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

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

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

Number problems at primary level that may require determination.

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.

Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

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

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

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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?

The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.

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

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

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?

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!

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.

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.

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?

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

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

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?

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...

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?

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

Rectangles are considered different if they vary in size or have different locations. How many different rectangles can be drawn on a chessboard?

Benâ€™s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

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