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.
Using your knowledge of the properties of numbers, can you fill all the squares on the board?
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...
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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!
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
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?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
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?
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?
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 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.
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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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?
Some 4 digit numbers can be written as the product of a 3 digit number and a 2 digit number using the digits 1 to 9 each once and only once. The number 4396 can be written as just such a product. Can. . . .
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?"
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent 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?
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
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?
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?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
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?
"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 ...?
Rectangles are considered different if they vary in size or have different locations. How many different rectangles can be drawn on a chessboard?
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?
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up?
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.