Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?

Use 4 four times with simple operations so that you get the answer 12. Can you make 15, 16 and 17 too?

The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?

There are over sixty different ways of making 24 by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing all four numbers 4, 6, 6 and 8 (using each number only once). How many can you find?

On a calculator, make 15 by using only the 2 key and any of the four operations keys. How many ways can you find to do it?

Take the number 6 469 693 230 and divide it by the first ten prime numbers and you'll find the most beautiful, most magic of all numbers. What is it?

The Scot, John Napier, invented these strips about 400 years ago to help calculate multiplication and division. Can you work out how to use Napier's bones to find the answer to these multiplications?

Find out what a Deca Tree is and then work out how many leaves there will be after the woodcutter has cut off a trunk, a branch, a twig and a leaf.

On Friday the magic plant was only 2 centimetres tall. Every day it doubled its height. How tall was it on Monday?

Using the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 once and only once, and the operations x and ÷ once and only once, what is the smallest whole number you can make?

All the girls would like a puzzle each for Christmas and all the boys would like a book each. Solve the riddle to find out how many puzzles and books Santa left.

Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.

This article for teachers looks at how teachers can use problems from the NRICH site to help them teach division.

This multiplication uses each of the digits 0 - 9 once and once only. Using the information given, can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?

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?

Ben’s class were making cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

Grandma found her pie balanced on the scale with two weights and a quarter of a pie. So how heavy was each pie?

Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.

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

This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

Look on the back of any modern book and you will find an ISBN code. Take this code and calculate this sum in the way shown. Can you see what the answers always have in common?

Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?

There are four equal weights on one side of the scale and an apple on the other side. What can you say that is true about the apple and the weights from the picture?

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.

There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?

Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?

EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.

Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.

Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?

Look at what happens when you take a number, square it and subtract your answer. What kind of number do you get? Can you prove it?

This problem is designed to help children to learn, and to use, the two and three times tables.

After training hard, these two children have improved their results. Can you work out the length or height of their first jumps?

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

Can you find which shapes you need to put into the grid to make the totals at the end of each row and the bottom of each column?

In November, Liz was interviewed for an article on a parents' website about learning times tables. Read the article here.

Resources to support understanding of multiplication and division through playing with number.

This task combines spatial awareness with addition and multiplication.

Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?

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?

This group activity will encourage you to share calculation strategies and to think about which strategy might be the most efficient.

If the numbers 5, 7 and 4 go into this function machine, what numbers will come out?

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?

Chandrika was practising a long distance run. Can you work out how long the race was from the information?

Here is a picnic that Petros and Michael are going to share equally. Can you tell us what each of them will have?