Make a line of green and a line of yellow rods so that the lines differ in length by one (a white rod)

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

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 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?

6! = 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1. The highest power of 2 that divides exactly into 6! is 4 since (6!) / (2^4 ) = 45. What is the highest power of two that divides exactly into 100!?

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

Have you seen this way of doing multiplication ?

Find the highest power of 11 that will divide into 1000! exactly.

Take any pair of numbers, say 9 and 14. Take the larger number, fourteen, and count up in 14s. Then divide each of those values by the 9, and look at the remainders.

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

Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?

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

Factorial one hundred (written 100!) has 24 noughts when written in full and that 1000! has 249 noughts? Convince yourself that the above is true. Perhaps your methodology will help you find the. . . .

Consider numbers of the form un = 1! + 2! + 3! +...+n!. How many such numbers are perfect squares?

For this challenge, you'll need to play Got It! Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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

The puzzle can be solved by finding the values of the unknown digits (all indicated by asterisks) in the squares of the $9\times9$ grid.

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

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

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

Data is sent in chunks of two different sizes - a yellow chunk has 5 characters and a blue chunk has 9 characters. A data slot of size 31 cannot be exactly filled with a combination of yellow and. . . .

How many zeros are there at the end of the number which is the product of first hundred positive integers?

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

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

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

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

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

Find the largest integer which divides every member of the following sequence: 1^5-1, 2^5-2, 3^5-3, ... n^5-n.

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.

Find the smallest positive integer N such that N/2 is a perfect cube, N/3 is a perfect fifth power and N/5 is a perfect seventh power.

Can you convince me of each of the following: If a square number is multiplied by a square number the product is ALWAYS a square number...

I put eggs into a basket in groups of 7 and noticed that I could easily have divided them into piles of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 and always have one left over. How many eggs were in the basket?

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?

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.

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

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

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

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.

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?"

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

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

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.

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

In how many ways can the number 1 000 000 be expressed as the product of three positive integers?

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?

Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.

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

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. . . .

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?