A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
A student in a maths class was trying to get some information from her teacher. She was given some clues and then the teacher ended by saying, "Well, how old are they?"
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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!
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?
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?
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.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
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.
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.
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?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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?
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...
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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?
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.
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.
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
Choose any 3 digits and make a 6 digit number by repeating the 3 digits in the same order (e.g. 594594). Explain why whatever digits you choose the number will always be divisible by 7, 11 and 13.
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?
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?
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 activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
The puzzle can be solved by finding the values of the unknown digits (all indicated by asterisks) in the squares of the $9\times9$ grid.