This big box multiplies anything that goes inside it by the same number. If you know the numbers that come out, what multiplication might be going on in the box?

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

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 work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.

56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?

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.

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

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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 game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?

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

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

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?

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

These eleven shapes each stand for a different number. Can you use the multiplication sums to work out what they are?

Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?

A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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?

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?

On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?

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

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

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

Claire thinks she has the most sports cards in her album. "I have 12 pages with 2 cards on each page", says Claire. Ross counts his cards. "No! I have 3 cards on each of my pages and there are. . . .

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

Number problems at primary level that may require determination.

Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?

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.

Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?

Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?

Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?

This challenge encourages you to explore dividing a three-digit number by a single-digit number.

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?

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?

Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?

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 article for teachers describes how modelling number properties involving multiplication using an array of objects not only allows children to represent their thinking with concrete materials,. . . .

Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?