Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...
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?
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
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?
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?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
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?
Factor track is not a race but a game of skill. The idea is to go round the track in as few moves as possible, keeping to the rules.
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
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?
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?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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 what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
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?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
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?
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.
Investigate the different shaped bracelets you could make from 18 different spherical beads. How do they compare if you use 24 beads?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
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?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
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?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?