Use these four dominoes to make a square that has the same number of dots on each side.
Use the 'double-3 down' dominoes to make a square so that each side has eight dots.
Can you arrange fifteen dominoes so that all the touching domino
pieces add to 6 and the ends join up? Can you make all the joins
add to 7?
Amy has a box containing domino pieces but she does not think it is a complete set. She has 24 dominoes in her box and there are 125 spots on them altogether. Which of her domino pieces are missing?
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
Are these statements relating to calculation and properties of shapes always true, sometimes true or never true?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?
Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is
Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left
over each time? Can you explain why?
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the
triangle adds to the same total.
How could you put eight beanbags in the hoops so that there are
four in the blue hoop, five in the red and six in the yellow? Can
you find all the ways of doing this?
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many
sheep there are in each field.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
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.
Can you find 2 butterflies to go on each flower so that the numbers
on each pair of butterflies adds to the same number as the one on
Leah and Tom each have a number line. Can you work out where their counters will land? What are the secret jumps they make with their counters?
What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?
Using 3 rods of integer lengths, none longer than 10 units and not
using any rod more than once, you can measure all the lengths in
whole units from 1 to 10 units. How many ways can you do this?
If each of these three shapes has a value, can you find the totals
of the combinations? Perhaps you can use the shapes to make the
In this 100 square, look at the green square which contains the numbers 2, 3, 12 and 13. What is the sum of the numbers that are diagonally opposite each other? What do you notice?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find
out how long they take.
This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, invites you to explore the different combinations of scores that you might get on these dart boards.
A group of children are using measuring cylinders but they lose the labels. Can you help relabel them?
Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
In this investigation, you are challenged to make mobile phone
numbers which are easy to remember. What happens if you make a
sequence adding 2 each time?
In sheep talk the only letters used are B and A. A sequence of
words is formed by following certain rules. What do you notice when
you count the letters in each word?
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your
calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add,
subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
These sixteen children are standing in four lines of four, one behind the other. They are each holding a card with a number on it. Can you work out the missing numbers?
If the numbers 5, 7 and 4 go into this function machine, what
numbers will come out?
Go through the maze, collecting and losing your money as you go.
Which route gives you the highest return? And the lowest?
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of
rabbit there are in these pens?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
Number problems at primary level that may require determination.
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Start with four numbers at the corners of a square and put the
total of two corners in the middle of that side. Keep going... Can
you estimate what the size of the last four numbers will be?
These caterpillars have 16 parts. What different shapes do they make if each part lies in the small squares of a 4 by 4 square?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
If you had any number of ordinary dice, what are the possible ways
of making their totals 6? What would the product of the dice be
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding
their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more
likely to win?
Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.
Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which
route will give the fastest journey?