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?
What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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?
Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left over each time? Can you explain why?
Are these statements relating to calculation and properties of shapes always true, sometimes true or never true?
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 the flower?
Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is odd.
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
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.
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.
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 given totals?
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?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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?
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?
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.
A group of children are using measuring cylinders but they lose the labels. Can you help relabel them?
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?
Go through the maze, collecting and losing your money as you go. Which route gives you the highest return? And the lowest?
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?
Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?
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?
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?
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.
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?
Number problems at primary level that may require determination.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
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?
Investigate this balance which is marked in halves. If you had a weight on the left-hand 7, where could you hang two weights on the right to make it balance?
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?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.
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?
Tim had nine cards each with a different number from 1 to 9 on it. How could he have put them into three piles so that the total in each pile was 15?
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 each time?
I throw three dice and get 5, 3 and 2. Add the scores on the three dice. What do you get? Now multiply the scores. What do you notice?
Here are the prices for 1st and 2nd class mail within the UK. You have an unlimited number of each of these stamps. Which stamps would you need to post a parcel weighing 825g?