Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

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

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?

48 is called an abundant number because it is less than the sum of its factors (without itself). Can you find some more abundant numbers?

There are 44 people coming to a dinner party. There are 15 square tables that seat 4 people. Find a way to seat the 44 people using all 15 tables, with no empty places.

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?

Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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.

This magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!

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?

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?

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!

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,. . . .

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

Find the product of the numbers on the routes from A to B. Which route has the smallest product? Which the largest?

Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?

Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

Well now, what would happen if we lost all the nines in our number system? Have a go at writing the numbers out in this way and have a look at the multiplications table.

Imagine a pyramid which is built in square layers of small cubes. If we number the cubes from the top, starting with 1, can you picture which cubes are directly below this first cube?

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

Bernard Bagnall recommends some primary school problems which use numbers from the environment around us, from clocks to house numbers.

In a Magic Square all the rows, columns and diagonals add to the 'Magic Constant'. How would you change the magic constant of this square?

Cherri, Saxon, Mel and Paul are friends. They are all different ages. Can you find out the age of each friend using 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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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.

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.

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

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?

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?

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.

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?

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

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?