This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
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?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
"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 ...?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
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?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
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?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
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?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
Kimie and Sebastian were making sticks from interlocking cubes and lining them up. Can they make their lines the same length? Can they make any other lines?
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?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
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?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
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?
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?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new rhythm at the same time?
Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
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?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
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?
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.
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?
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?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Katie and Will have some balloons. Will's balloon burst at exactly the same size as Katie's at the beginning of a puff. How many puffs had Will done before his balloon burst?
There are a number of coins on a table. One quarter of the coins show heads. If I turn over 2 coins, then one third show heads. How many coins are there altogether?
Norrie sees two lights flash at the same time, then one of them flashes every 4th second, and the other flashes every 5th second. How many times do they flash together during a whole minute?
Does a graph of the triangular numbers cross a graph of the six times table? If so, where? Will a graph of the square numbers cross the times table too?
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?