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?

Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?

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

List any 3 numbers. It is always possible to find a subset of adjacent numbers that add up to a multiple of 3. Can you explain why and prove it?

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. Can. . . .

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.

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?

What is the remainder when 2^2002 is divided by 7? What happens with different powers of 2?

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

Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?

Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?

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

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.

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. . . .

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

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

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...

Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?

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 smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?

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?

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.

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

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

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?

Helen made the conjecture that "every multiple of six has more factors than the two numbers either side of it". Is this conjecture true?

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.

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

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

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

Twice a week I go swimming and swim the same number of lengths of the pool each time. As I swim, I count the lengths I've done so far, and make it into a fraction of the whole number of lengths I. . . .

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

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

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?

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.

You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

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?

Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?

Three people chose this as a favourite problem. It is the sort of problem that needs thinking time - but once the connection is made it gives access to many similar ideas.

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?"

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

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

Explain why the arithmetic sequence 1, 14, 27, 40, ... contains many terms of the form 222...2 where only the digit 2 appears.

A number N is divisible by 10, 90, 98 and 882 but it is NOT divisible by 50 or 270 or 686 or 1764. It is also known that N is a factor of 9261000. What is N?

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?

What is the value of the digit A in the sum below: [3(230 + A)]^2 = 49280A