Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.

On Friday the magic plant was only 2 centimetres tall. Every day it doubled its height. How tall was it on Monday?

Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?

How would you find out how many football cards Catrina has collected?

At the beginning of May Tom put his tomato plant outside. On the same day he sowed a bean in another pot. When will the two be the same height?

Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?

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?

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?

If you count from 1 to 20 and clap more loudly on the numbers in the two times table, as well as saying those numbers loudly, which numbers will be loud?

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Can you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had?

This activity is best done with a whole class or in a large group. Can you match the cards? What happens when you add pairs of the numbers together?

These spinners will give you the tens and unit digits of a number. Can you choose sets of numbers to collect so that you spin six numbers belonging to your sets in as few spins as possible?

"Ip dip sky blue! Who's 'it'? It's you!" Where would you position yourself so that you are 'it' if there are two players? Three players ...?

This problem challenges you to find out how many odd numbers there are between pairs of numbers. Can you find a pair of numbers that has four odds between them?

How many legs do each of these creatures have? How many pairs is that?

This investigates one particular property of number by looking closely at an example of adding two odd numbers together.

This problem looks at how one example of your choice can show something about the general structure of multiplication.

This story provides an engaging context for children to share out the treasure fairly among the characters.

Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

Are these statements relating to odd and even numbers always true, sometimes true or never true?

This story about some troublesome dogs encourages children to find and model doubles of different numbers.

This task provides children with the opportunity to investigate halving different shapes and check that they have made two halves.

In this activity, the book 'The Doorbell Rang' by Pat Hutchins provides an engaging context in which children can practise sharing.

It's Sahila's birthday and she is having a party. How could you answer these questions using a picture, with things, with numbers or symbols?