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Helen made the conjecture that "every multiple of six has more factors than the two numbers either side of it". Is this conjecture true?

Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?

Using the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, mulitply a two two digit numbers are multiplied to give a four digit number, so that the expression is correct. How many different solutions can you find?

Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.

When the number x 1 x x x is multiplied by 417 this gives the answer 9 x x x 0 5 7. Find the missing digits, each of which is represented by an "x" .

Find some triples of whole numbers a, b and c such that a^2 + b^2 + c^2 is a multiple of 4. Is it necessarily the case that a, b and c must all be even? If so, can you explain why?

I added together the first 'n' positive integers and found that my answer was a 3 digit number in which all the digits were the same...

Complete the following expressions so that each one gives a four digit number as the product of two two digit numbers and uses the digits 1 to 8 once and only once.

Make a set of numbers that use all the digits from 1 to 9, once and once only. Add them up. The result is divisible by 9. Add each of the digits in the new number. What is their sum? Now try some. . . .

The five digit number A679B, in base ten, is divisible by 72. What are the values of A and B?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?

Find the highest power of 11 that will divide into 1000! exactly.

Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?

A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?

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?

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?

Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.

How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?

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?

This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts.

Becky created a number plumber which multiplies by 5 and subtracts 4. What do you notice about the numbers that it produces? Can you explain your findings?

Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?

Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?

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?

Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?

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.

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.

Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?

Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?

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?

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?

Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?

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.

Twice a week I go swimming and swim the same number of lengths of the pool each time. As I swim, I count the lengths I've done so far, and make it into a fraction of the whole number of lengths I. . . .

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 find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?

These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?

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?

Katie and Will have some balloons. Will's balloon burst at exactly the same size as Katie's at the beginning of a puff. How many puffs had Will done before his balloon burst?

Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?

I added together some of my neighbours house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?

56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?

Can you find what the last two digits of the number $4^{1999}$ are?