A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
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?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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.
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Find a cuboid (with edges of integer values) that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?
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.
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
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?
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?
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
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.
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
The number 8888...88M9999...99 is divisible by 7 and it starts with the digit 8 repeated 50 times and ends with the digit 9 repeated 50 times. What is the value of the digit M?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
Ben’s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?
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?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
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.
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.
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?