A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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 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...
Using your knowledge of the properties of numbers, can you fill all the squares on the board?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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.
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!
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?
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?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Factor track is not a race but a game of skill. The idea is to go round the track in as few moves as possible, keeping to the rules.
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?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new rhythm at the same time?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
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 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?
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
Using the digits 1 to 9, the number 4396 can be written as the product of two numbers. Can you find the factors?
What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?
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.
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
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?
Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
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.
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.
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.
Does a graph of the triangular numbers cross a graph of the six times table? If so, where? Will a graph of the square numbers cross the times table too?
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.