A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
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 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 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?
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.
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...
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
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.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
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.
Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?
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 see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?
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?
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.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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?
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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.
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
Using the digits 1 to 9, the number 4396 can be written as the product of two numbers. Can you find the factors?
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?
Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
What is the value of the digit A in the sum below: [3(230 + A)]^2 = 49280A
Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.
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?
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?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
The number 12 = 2^2 × 3 has 6 factors. What is the smallest natural number with exactly 36 factors?