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?"
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
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.
Choose any 3 digits and make a 6 digit number by repeating the 3 digits in the same order (e.g. 594594). Explain why whatever digits you choose the number will always be divisible by 7, 11 and 13.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
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?
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!
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?
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?
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 see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
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?
What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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.
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 work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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.
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?
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.
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
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?
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 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?
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...
Explore the relationship between simple linear functions and their graphs.
How many integers between 1 and 1200 are NOT multiples of any of the numbers 2, 3 or 5?
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?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
How many numbers less than 1000 are NOT divisible by either: a) 2 or 5; or b) 2, 5 or 7?
There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
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?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
Nine squares with side lengths 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 18 cm can be fitted together to form a rectangle. What are the dimensions of the rectangle?
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
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?
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.
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.