Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?
Arrange the numbers 1 to 6 in each set of circles below. The sum of each side of the triangle should equal the number in its centre.
A group of children are discussing the height of a tall tree. How would you go about finding out its height?
Why does the tower look a different size in each of these pictures?
On my calculator I divided one whole number by another whole number and got the answer 3.125 If the numbers are both under 50, what are they?
Nine squares with side lengths 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 18 cm can be fitted together to form a rectangle. What are the dimensions of the rectangle?
Mathematicians are always looking for efficient methods for solving problems. How efficient can you be?
Alison, Bernard and Charlie have been exploring sequences of odd and even numbers, which raise some intriguing questions...
Watch our videos of multiplication methods that you may not have met before. Can you make sense of them?
There are lots of different methods to find out what the shapes are worth - how many can you find?
Some students have been working out the number of strands needed for different sizes of cable. Can you make sense of their solutions?
Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.
Try to solve this very difficult problem and then study our two suggested solutions. How would you use your knowledge to try to solve variants on the original problem?
Investigate constructible images which contain rational areas.
If I tell you two sides of a right-angled triangle, you can easily work out the third. But what if the angle between the two sides is not a right angle?
These proofs are wrong. Can you see why?
This was a complex challenge to solve with a number of parts to it.
There was consensus on how this game should be scored.
We had some clear explanations about the different shapes of distribution that can be made with two spinners.
We received lots of interesting comments on this selection of short statistics questions.
In this article, Malcolm Swan describes a teaching approach designed to improve the quality of students' reasoning.
In this article for teachers, Bernard gives some background about the theme for November 2011's primary activities, which focus on analysing different approaches.
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.