An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
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?
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 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?
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?
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
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.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
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?
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?
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?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
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.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square hole for each disc. Use the information to find out how many discs of each colour there are in the box.
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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?
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?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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!
How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?
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?
There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
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 ...?
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
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 place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.