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?"
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
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!
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? 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 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
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...
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 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?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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.
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?
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?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
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?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
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?
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 three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
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?
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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.
When the number x 1 x x x is multiplied by 417 this gives the answer 9 x x x 0 5 7. Find the missing digits, each of which is represented by an "x" .
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
What is the remainder when 2^2002 is divided by 7? What happens with different powers of 2?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
How many numbers less than 1000 are NOT divisible by either: a) 2 or 5; or b) 2, 5 or 7?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
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?
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?