Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

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?

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?

The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

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?

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 the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

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?

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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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?

Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?

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!

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

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?

If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

I throw three dice and get 5, 3 and 2. Add the scores on the three dice. What do you get? Now multiply the scores. What do you notice?

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?

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.

Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?

Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?

Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?

When Charlie asked his grandmother how old she is, he didn't get a straightforward reply! Can you work out how old she is?

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

Number problems at primary level that may require determination.

Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

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?

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 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.

On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?

Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?

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 make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?

Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?

On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?

Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?