Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
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?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
"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 ...?
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?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
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.
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!
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?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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.
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 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
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?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
Investigate the different shaped bracelets you could make from 18 different spherical beads. How do they compare if you use 24 beads?
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 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 just the right bubbles to hold your number?
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.
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.
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?
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?
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
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?