A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

Make a line of green and a line of yellow rods so that the lines differ in length by one (a white rod)

Data is sent in chunks of two different sizes - a yellow chunk has 5 characters and a blue chunk has 9 characters. A data slot of size 31 cannot be exactly filled with a combination of yellow and. . . .

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

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?

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?

How many integers between 1 and 1200 are NOT multiples of any of the numbers 2, 3 or 5?

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

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?

Take any pair of numbers, say 9 and 14. Take the larger number, fourteen, and count up in 14s. Then divide each of those values by the 9, and look at the remainders.

Caroline and James pick sets of five numbers. Charlie chooses three of them that add together to make a multiple of three. Can they stop him?

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

The puzzle can be solved by finding the values of the unknown digits (all indicated by asterisks) in the squares of the $9\times9$ grid.

Find the largest integer which divides every member of the following sequence: 1^5-1, 2^5-2, 3^5-3, ... n^5-n.

Follow this recipe for sieving numbers and see what interesting patterns emerge.

Using your knowledge of the properties of numbers, can you fill all the squares on the board?

What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?

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

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?

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 the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.

Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...

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

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...

Rectangles are considered different if they vary in size or have different locations. How many different rectangles can be drawn on a chessboard?

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

Three people chose this as a favourite problem. It is the sort of problem that needs thinking time - but once the connection is made it gives access to many similar ideas.

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

Each letter represents a different positive digit AHHAAH / JOKE = HA What are the values of each of the letters?

The sum of the first 'n' natural numbers is a 3 digit number in which all the digits are the same. How many numbers have been summed?

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?

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?

Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up?

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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. . . .

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.

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

Explore the relationship between simple linear functions and their graphs.

You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

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.

Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?

Substitution and Transposition all in one! How fiendish can these codes get?

The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.

Can you work out what size grid you need to read our secret message?

Have you seen this way of doing multiplication ?

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

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

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.