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

Substitution and Transposition all in one! How fiendish can these codes get?

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

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

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?

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?"

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?

I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?

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

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

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

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 for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.

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

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

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?

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

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.

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

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

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!

How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?

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

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

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

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?

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

Can you work out what size grid you need to read our secret message?

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?

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?

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?

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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?

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

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