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

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'.

This big box multiplies anything that goes inside it by the same number. If you know the numbers that come out, what multiplication might be going on in the box?

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

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

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.

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?

"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?

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?

I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?

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

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

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

These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.

How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?

This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.

Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...

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?

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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?

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

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?

Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?

Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.