Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

I added together some of my neighbours house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?

Find some examples of pairs of numbers such that their sum is a factor of their product. eg. 4 + 12 = 16 and 4 × 12 = 48 and 16 is a factor of 48.

The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?

Make a set of numbers that use all the digits from 1 to 9, once and once only. Add them up. The result is divisible by 9. Add each of the digits in the new number. What is their sum? Now try some. . . .

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

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.

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?

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?

A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?

I added together the first 'n' positive integers and found that my answer was a 3 digit number in which all the digits were the same...

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?

List any 3 numbers. It is always possible to find a subset of adjacent numbers that add up to a multiple of 3. Can you explain why and prove it?

Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?

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.

Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

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

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?

Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?

Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?

Your vessel, the Starship Diophantus, has become damaged in deep space. Can you use your knowledge of times tables and some lightning reflexes to survive?

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?

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

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?

Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?

You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.

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

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?

Benâ€™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?

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.

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.

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 we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?

If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

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?

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?

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.

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?

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?

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?"

A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.

Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.