I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
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?
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
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?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a 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?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
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?
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
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?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
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?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
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.
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
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?
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
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 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?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
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?
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.
Is it possible to draw a 5-pointed star without taking your pencil off the paper? Is it possible to draw a 6-pointed star in the same way without taking your pen off?
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 work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
Norrie sees two lights flash at the same time, then one of them flashes every 4th second, and the other flashes every 5th second. How many times do they flash together during a whole minute?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
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 this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
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?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.