This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.

During the third hour after midnight the hands on a clock point in the same direction (so one hand is over the top of the other). At what time, to the nearest second, does this happen?

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

Use this information to work out whether the front or back wheel of this bicycle gets more wear and tear.

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

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.

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

Mr. Sunshine tells the children they will have 2 hours of homework. After several calculations, Harry says he hasn't got time to do this homework. Can you see where his reasoning is wrong?

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?

On the table there is a pile of oranges and lemons that weighs exactly one kilogram. Using the information, can you work out how many lemons there are?

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

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

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,. . . .

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

The Man is much smaller than us. Can you use the picture of him next to a mug to estimate his height and how much tea he drinks?

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?

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?

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?

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

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

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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?

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.

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!

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 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?

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?

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.

At the beginning of May Tom put his tomato plant outside. On the same day he sowed a bean in another pot. When will the two be the same height?

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?

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Explore Alex's number plumber. What questions would you like to ask? What do you think is happening to the numbers?

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?

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?

How will you decide which way of flipping over and/or turning the grid will give you the highest total?

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

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

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