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?
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.
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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.
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?
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.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. They are the red set, the green set and the blue set. Can you find all the numbers in the sets from these clues?
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?
Nearly all of us have made table patterns on hundred squares, that is 10 by 10 grids. This problem looks at the patterns on differently sized square grids.
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
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 collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
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.
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
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 can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
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. . . .
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...
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
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?
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...
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?
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?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?