Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
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?
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.
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.
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
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?
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?
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
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?
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
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?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
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?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
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?
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?
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?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
How will you work out which numbers have been used to create this multiplication square?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
Can you help the children in Mrs Trimmer's class make different shapes out of a loop of string?
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?
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?
On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might 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?
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?
Ben’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?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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.
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?
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
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?
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.
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
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?
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?