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?
Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
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 work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
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?
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?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
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?
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?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...
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.
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
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?
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
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?
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?
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?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Number problems at primary level that may require determination.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
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?
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?
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.
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
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?
Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
48 is called an abundant number because it is less than the sum of its factors (without itself). Can you find some more abundant numbers?
How many different shaped boxes can you design for 36 sweets in one layer? Can you arrange the sweets so that no sweets of the same colour are next to each other in any direction?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.