A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
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 find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up?
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?
What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
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...
Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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 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.
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. . . .
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?
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 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.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
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.
Find the highest power of 11 that will divide into 1000! exactly.
What is the value of the digit A in the sum below: [3(230 + A)]^2 = 49280A
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
Using your knowledge of the properties of numbers, can you fill all the squares on the board?
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?
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?
Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
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?
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?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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?
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?
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?
I put eggs into a basket in groups of 7 and noticed that I could easily have divided them into piles of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 and always have one left over. How many eggs were in the basket?
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
Follow this recipe for sieving numbers and see what interesting patterns emerge.
I'm thinking of a number. When my number is divided by 5 the remainder is 4. When my number is divided by 3 the remainder is 2. Can you find my number?
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
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?
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?