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

Becky created a number plumber which multiplies by 5 and subtracts 4. What do you notice about the numbers that it produces? Can you explain your findings?

There are six numbers written in five different scripts. Can you sort out which is which?

This is a game in which your counters move in a spiral round the snail's shell. It is about understanding tens and units.

Each child in Class 3 took four numbers out of the bag. Who had made the highest even number?

Number problems at primary level that may require determination.

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?

Four of these clues are needed to find the chosen number on this grid and four are true but do nothing to help in finding the number. Can you sort out the clues and find the number?

In this 100 square, look at the green square which contains the numbers 2, 3, 12 and 13. What is the sum of the numbers that are diagonally opposite each other? What do you notice?

A church hymn book contains 700 hymns. The numbers of the hymns are displayed by combining special small single-digit boards. What is the minimum number of small boards that is needed?

When the number x 1 x x x is multiplied by 417 this gives the answer 9 x x x 0 5 7. Find the missing digits, each of which is represented by an "x" .

What is the sum of all the digits in all the integers from one to one million?

Can you arrange the digits 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 into three 3-digit numbers such that their total is close to 1500?

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

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

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

Exploring the structure of a number square: how quickly can you put the number tiles in the right place on the grid?

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

You have two sets of the digits 0 – 9. Can you arrange these in the five boxes to make four-digit numbers as close to the target numbers as possible?

Number problems for inquiring primary learners.

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.

Amazing as it may seem the three fives remaining in the following `skeleton' are sufficient to reconstruct the entire long division sum.

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.

Can you show that 1^99 + 2^99 + 3^99 + 4^99 + 5^99 is divisible by 5?

Use two dice to generate two numbers with one decimal place. What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

This activity involves rounding four-digit numbers to the nearest thousand.

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

Consider all of the five digit numbers which we can form using only the digits 2, 4, 6 and 8. If these numbers are arranged in ascending order, what is the 512th number?

Explore the relationship between simple linear functions and their graphs.

What happens when you round these three-digit numbers to the nearest 100?

Choose two digits and arrange them to make two double-digit numbers. Now add your double-digit numbers. Now add your single digit numbers. Divide your double-digit answer by your single-digit answer. . . .

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 do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?

Watch our videos of multiplication methods that you may not have met before. Can you make sense of them?

Choose any 3 digits and make a 6 digit number by repeating the 3 digits in the same order (e.g. 594594). Explain why whatever digits you choose the number will always be divisible by 7, 11 and 13.

The number 3723(in base 10) is written as 123 in another base. What is that base?

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

A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

Take the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and imagine them written down in every possible order to give 5 digit numbers. Find the sum of the resulting numbers.

Take any two digit number, for example 58. What do you have to do to reverse the order of the digits? Can you find a rule for reversing the order of digits for any two digit number?

Four strategy dice games to consolidate pupils' understanding of rounding.

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME

How many six digit numbers are there which DO NOT contain a 5?