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.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
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.
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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.
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?
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...
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?
I added together some of my neighbours house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
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.
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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 fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
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. . . .
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
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...
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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.
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
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?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a 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?
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?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
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.
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
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?
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?
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.
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
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?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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?