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?

How will you work out which numbers have been used to create this multiplication square?

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.

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

You can make a calculator count for you by any number you choose. You can count by ones to reach 24. You can count by twos to reach 24. What else can you count by to reach 24?

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.

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?

If there is a ring of six chairs and thirty children must either sit on a chair or stand behind one, how many children will be behind each chair?

Nine squares with side lengths 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 18 cm can be fitted together to form a rectangle. What are the dimensions of the rectangle?

Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?

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.

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?

48 is called an abundant number because it is less than the sum of its factors (without itself). Can you find some more abundant numbers?

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?

Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?

Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

Your vessel, the Starship Diophantus, has become damaged in deep space. Can you use your knowledge of times tables and some lightning reflexes to survive?

Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?

Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?

What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?

"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 ...?

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?

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?

Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?

Benâ€™s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

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

The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square hole for each. Use the information to find out how many discs of each colour there are in the box.

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?

Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?

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

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

Look at the squares in this problem. What does the next square look like? I draw a square with 81 little squares inside it. How long and how wide is my square?

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.

Place four pebbles on the sand in the form of a square. Keep adding as few pebbles as necessary to double the area. How many extra pebbles are added each time?

There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?

56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?