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?

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

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!

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

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

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 backwards?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

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

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 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?"

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?

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

What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?

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.

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 game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

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?

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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. . . .

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

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

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?

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?

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?

Using your knowledge of the properties of numbers, can you fill all the squares on the board?

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 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?

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

A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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. . . .

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.