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

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

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?

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?

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

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.

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

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

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

What is the largest number you can make using the three digits 2, 3 and 4 in any way you like, using any operations you like? You can only use each digit once.

A 3 digit number is multiplied by a 2 digit number and the calculation is written out as shown with a digit in place of each of the *'s. Complete the whole multiplication sum.

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?

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

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?

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.

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?

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?

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

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?

Number problems at primary level that may require determination.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Use the information to work out how many gifts there are in each pile.

Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field.

There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?

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

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?

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?

Where can you draw a line on a clock face so that the numbers on both sides have the same total?

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

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

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?

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?

Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?

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.