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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
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?
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 activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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.
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around
a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
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.
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is
between each super-eclipse?
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?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give
each set a name?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a
useful reprentation for many number concepts.
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?
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?
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?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
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.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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?
Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?
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?
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?
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each
row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
For this challenge, you'll need to play Got It! Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
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?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears
can they share so that there are none left over?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has
some left over. How many sweets could she 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 ...?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains
the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which
numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
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.
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?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find
all the numbers in each set from these clues?
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?