Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
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.
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
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 the digits 1 to 9, the number 4396 can be written as the product of two numbers. Can you find the factors?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
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 any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?
Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
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.
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
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?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?
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?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
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?
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?
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.
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?
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?
The number 12 = 2^2 × 3 has 6 factors. What is the smallest natural number with exactly 36 factors?
How many integers between 1 and 1200 are NOT multiples of any of the numbers 2, 3 or 5?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
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.
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?
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.
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
What is the remainder when 2^2002 is divided by 7? What happens with different powers of 2?
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?
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.
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?
A number N is divisible by 10, 90, 98 and 882 but it is NOT divisible by 50 or 270 or 686 or 1764. It is also known that N is a factor of 9261000. What is N?
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?