Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?
Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?
What is the largest number which, when divided into 1905, 2587,
3951, 7020 and 8725 in turn, leaves the same remainder each time?
Can you guarantee that, for any three numbers you choose, the
product of their differences will always be an even number?
Some 4 digit numbers can be written as the product of a 3 digit
number and a 2 digit number using the digits 1 to 9 each once and
only once. The number 4396 can be written as just such a product.
Can you find the factors?
Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...
This article takes the reader through divisibility tests and how they work. An article to read with pencil and paper to hand.
Caroline and James pick sets of five numbers. Charlie chooses three of them that add together to make a multiple of three. Can they stop him?
Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the
circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Using your knowledge of the properties of numbers, can you fill all the squares on the board?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Powers of numbers behave in surprising ways. Take a look at some of these and try to explain why they are true.
A country has decided to have just two different coins, 3z and 5z
coins. Which totals can be made? Is there a largest total that
cannot be made? How do you know?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the
other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
Follow this recipe for sieving numbers and see what interesting patterns emerge.
Which numbers can we write as a sum of square numbers?
Sequences of multiples keep cropping up...
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
A collection of short Stage 3 and 4 problems on factors, multiples and primes.
If you take a number and add its square to its cube, how often will you get a perfect square?
Can you find the next time that the 29th of February will fall on a Monday?
How many two-digit primes are there between 10 and 99 which are also prime when reversed?
Can you find the missing digits, given that the number is divisible by 3, 4, 5 and 6?
Can you arrange the red and blue cards so that the rules are all followed?