If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
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?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
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.
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?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
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?
How will you work out which numbers have been used to create this multiplication square?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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?
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?
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 make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
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?
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
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.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
Can you help the children in Mrs Trimmer's class make different shapes out of a loop of string?
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.
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
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?
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?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Can you sort numbers into sets? Can you give each set a name?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
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?