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

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

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

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?

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.

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

Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?

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

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

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,. . . .

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

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?

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

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.

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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?

In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

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

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

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

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?

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.

What do you notice about the date 03.06.09? Or 08.01.09? This challenge invites you to investigate some interesting dates yourself.

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?

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

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?