An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
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...
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
Can you find six numbers to go in the Daisy from which you can make all the numbers from 1 to a number bigger than 25?
A 2 by 3 rectangle contains 8 squares and a 3 by 4 rectangle contains 20 squares. What size rectangle(s) contain(s) exactly 100 squares? Can you find them all?
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
Find a cuboid (with edges of integer values) that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?
If you are given the mean, median and mode of five positive whole numbers, can you find the numbers?
Ben passed a third of his counters to Jack, Jack passed a quarter of his counters to Emma and Emma passed a fifth of her counters to Ben. After this they all had the same number of counters.
Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?
Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.
On the graph there are 28 marked points. These points all mark the vertices (corners) of eight hidden squares. Can you find the eight hidden squares?
Four bags contain a large number of 1s, 3s, 5s and 7s. Pick any ten numbers from the bags above so that their total is 37.
How many different symmetrical shapes can you make by shading triangles or squares?
Many numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers. For example, 15=7+8 and 10=1+2+3+4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed in this way?
A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape, and. . . .
Can you maximise the area available to a grazing goat?
If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?
There are four children in a family, two girls, Kate and Sally, and two boys, Tom and Ben. How old are the children?
Two motorboats travelling up and down a lake at constant speeds leave opposite ends A and B at the same instant, passing each other, for the first time 600 metres from A, and on their return, 400. . . .
Can you work out how to produce different shades of pink paint?
Can you find an efficient method to work out how many handshakes there would be if hundreds of people met?
My two digit number is special because adding the sum of its digits to the product of its digits gives me my original number. What could my number be?
Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?
How many winning lines can you make in a three-dimensional version of noughts and crosses?
Five children went into the sweet shop after school. There were choco bars, chews, mini eggs and lollypops, all costing under 50p. Suggest a way in which Nathan could spend all his money.
Imagine a large cube made from small red cubes being dropped into a pot of yellow paint. How many of the small cubes will have yellow paint on their faces?
A spider is sitting in the middle of one of the smallest walls in a room and a fly is resting beside the window. What is the shortest distance the spider would have to crawl to catch the fly?
Think of two whole numbers under 10, and follow the steps. I can work out both your numbers very quickly. How?
Can you work out the dimensions of the three cubes?
Can you describe this route to infinity? Where will the arrows take you next?
Explore the effect of reflecting in two parallel mirror lines.
How many pairs of numbers can you find that add up to a multiple of 11? Do you notice anything interesting about your results?
Square numbers can be represented as the sum of consecutive odd numbers. What is the sum of 1 + 3 + ..... + 149 + 151 + 153?
If you move the tiles around, can you make squares with different coloured edges?
If it takes four men one day to build a wall, how long does it take 60,000 men to build a similar wall?
A square of area 40 square cms is inscribed in a semicircle. Find the area of the square that could be inscribed in a circle of the same radius.
What size square corners should be cut from a square piece of paper to make a box with the largest possible volume?
Using the digits 1 to 9, the number 4396 can be written as the product of two numbers. Can you find the factors?
Can you guarantee that, for any three numbers you choose, the product of their differences will always be an even number?
Some people offer advice on how to win at games of chance, or how to influence probability in your favour. Can you decide whether advice is good or not?
Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?
Manufacturers need to minimise the amount of material used to make their product. What is the best cross-section for a gutter?
Can you arrange these numbers into 7 subsets, each of three numbers, so that when the numbers in each are added together, they make seven consecutive numbers?
Sissa cleverly asked the King for a reward that sounded quite modest but turned out to be rather large...
What is the largest number which, when divided into 1905, 2587, 3951, 7020 and 8725 in turn, leaves the same remainder each time?
A jigsaw where pieces only go together if the fractions are equivalent.
An aluminium can contains 330 ml of cola. If the can's diameter is 6 cm what is the can's height?
Investigate how you can work out what day of the week your birthday will be on next year, and the year after...