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

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?

Annie and Ben are playing a game with a calculator. What was Annie's secret number?

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?

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.

Find another number that is one short of a square number and when you double it and add 1, the result is also a square number.

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

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

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

The triangles in these sets are similar - can you work out the lengths of the sides which have question marks?

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.

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?

This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?

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?

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

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. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

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?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Go through the maze, collecting and losing your money as you go. Which route gives you the highest return? And the lowest?

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!

A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.

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

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.

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?

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

Skippy and Anna are locked in a room in a large castle. The key to that room, and all the other rooms, is a number. The numbers are locked away in a problem. Can you help them to get out?

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

Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.

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?

What happens when you add the digits of a number then multiply the result by 2 and you keep doing this? You could try for different numbers and different rules.