What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?
In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?
This activity focuses on rounding to the nearest 10.
If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?
In this problem it is not the squares that jump, you do the jumping! The idea is to go round the track in as few jumps as possible.
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
If you put three beads onto a tens/ones abacus you could make the numbers 3, 30, 12 or 21. What numbers can be made with six beads?
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
There are to be 6 homes built on a new development site. They could be semi-detached, detached or terraced houses. How many different combinations of these can you find?
In how many ways could Mrs Beeswax put ten coins into her three puddings so that each pudding ended up with at least two coins?
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.
Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?
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?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?
Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?
Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Ben has five coins in his pocket. How much money might he have?
There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children buy with their money?
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?
Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Place the numbers 1 to 8 in the circles so that no consecutive numbers are joined by a line.
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?
Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these operations. What number do you end on?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?