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?

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?

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

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

Find the squares that Froggie skips onto to get to the pumpkin patch. She starts on 3 and finishes on 30, but she lands only on a square that has a number 3 more than the square she skips from.

Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?

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?

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

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

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

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?

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.

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 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?

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

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

Can you help the children in Mrs Trimmer's class make different shapes out of a loop of string?

Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

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

Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?

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

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

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?

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.

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?

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?

Is it possible to draw a 5-pointed star without taking your pencil off the paper? Is it possible to draw a 6-pointed star in the same way without taking your pen off?

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 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?

Nearly all of us have made table patterns on hundred squares, that is 10 by 10 grids. This problem looks at the patterns on differently sized square grids.

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?

"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 ...?

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

Look at the squares in this problem. What does the next square look like? I draw a square with 81 little squares inside it. How long and how wide is my square?

Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?

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

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?

I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. They are the red set, the green set and the blue set. Can you find all the numbers in the sets from these clues?

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?

I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?

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