Investigate the different shaped bracelets you could make from 18 different spherical beads. How do they compare if you use 24 beads?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
What happens if you join every second point on this circle? How about every third point? Try with different steps and see if you can predict what will happen.
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
When Charlie asked his grandmother how old she is, he didn't get a straightforward reply! Can you work out how old she is?
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?
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?
Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Place four pebbles on the sand in the form of a square. Keep adding as few pebbles as necessary to double the area. How many extra pebbles are added each time?
How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?
Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!
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?
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?
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?
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?
The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square hole for each disc. Use the information to find out how many discs of each colour there are in the box.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
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?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
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?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new rhythm at the same time?
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 the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Rectangles are considered different if they vary in size or have different locations. How many different rectangles can be drawn on a chessboard?
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
I throw three dice and get 5, 3 and 2. Add the scores on the three dice. What do you get? Now multiply the scores. What do you notice?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
A mathematician goes into a supermarket and buys four items. Using a calculator she multiplies the cost instead of adding them. How can her answer be the same as the total at the till?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
Find some triples of whole numbers a, b and c such that a^2 + b^2 + c^2 is a multiple of 4. Is it necessarily the case that a, b and c must all be even? If so, can you explain why?
Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?
Ben passed a third of his counters to Jack, Jack passed a quarter of his counters to Emma and Emma passed a fifth of her counters to Ben. After this they all had the same number of counters.
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?
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.
You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.