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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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.

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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

Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?

Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?

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

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?

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?

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 sort numbers into sets? Can you give each set a name?

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

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

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

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?

Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.

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?

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

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

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

I added together some of my neighbours house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?

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

Katie and Will have some balloons. Will's balloon burst at exactly the same size as Katie's at the beginning of a puff. How many puffs had Will done before his balloon burst?

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.

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