You can make a calculator count for you by any number you choose. You can count by ones to reach 24. You can count by twos to reach 24. What else can you count by to reach 24?

Becky created a number plumber which multiplies by 5 and subtracts 4. What do you notice about the numbers that it produces? Can you explain your findings?

On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?

If there is a ring of six chairs and thirty children must either sit on a chair or stand behind one, how many children will be behind each chair?

Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?

On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?

Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.

Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?

Four of these clues are needed to find the chosen number on this grid and four are true but do nothing to help in finding the number. Can you sort out the clues and find the number?

Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?

Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?

Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?

Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?

Four of these clues are needed to find the chosen number on this grid and four are true but do nothing to help in finding the number. Can you sort out the clues and find the number?

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?

What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?

This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.

Benâ€™s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

In this maze of hexagons, you start in the centre at 0. The next hexagon must be a multiple of 2 and the next a multiple of 5. What are the possible paths you could take?

I throw three dice and get 5, 3 and 2. Add the scores on the three dice. What do you get? Now multiply the scores. What do you notice?

What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.

How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?

If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?

Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?

"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 ...?

Can you order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on?

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?

When Charlie asked his grandmother how old she is, he didn't get a straightforward reply! Can you work out how old she is?

Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?

Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

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?

In this problem we are looking at sets of parallel sticks that cross each other. What is the least number of crossings you can make? And the greatest?

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?

How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?

Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

This big box multiplies anything that goes inside it by the same number. If you know the numbers that come out, what multiplication might be going on in the box?