Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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?
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
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?
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?
How many different shaped boxes can you design for 36 sweets in one layer? Can you arrange the sweets so that no sweets of the same colour are next to each other in any direction?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
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.
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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?
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
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.
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
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?
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 is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
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.
Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?
"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 ...?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
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?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?