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

Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?

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?

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?

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

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

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

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?

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

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?

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?

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

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

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

I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?

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?

These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?

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?

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?

Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?

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

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

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

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 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?

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

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.

"Ip dip sky blue! Who's 'it'? It's you!" Where would you position yourself so that you are 'it' if there are two players? Three players ...?

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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

If you count from 1 to 20 and clap more loudly on the numbers in the two times table, as well as saying those numbers loudly, which numbers will be loud?