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

Can you help the children in Mrs Trimmer's class make different shapes out of a loop of string?

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?

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?

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

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

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.

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

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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?

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?

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

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

Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or 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?

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

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

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?

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