Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
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 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?
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.
Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?
On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
Number problems at primary level that may require determination.
How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?
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?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square hole for each disc. Use the information to find out how many discs of each colour there are in the box.
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?
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?
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
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?
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?
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?
48 is called an abundant number because it is less than the sum of its factors (without itself). Can you find some more abundant numbers?
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?
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?
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.
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
When Charlie asked his grandmother how old she is, he didn't get a straightforward reply! Can you work out how old she is?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
"Ip dip sky blue! Who's 'it'? It's you!" Where would you position yourself so that you are 'it' if there are two players? Three players ...?
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?
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?
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?"
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
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?
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.
Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
A mathematician goes into a supermarket and buys four items. Using a calculator she multiplies the cost instead of adding them. How can her answer be the same as the total at the till?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?