What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?

A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.

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.

In how many ways can the number 1 000 000 be expressed as the product of three positive integers?

Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.

Have you seen this way of doing multiplication ?

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?"

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?

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

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?

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

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

How many zeros are there at the end of the number which is the product of first hundred positive integers?

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

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

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. . . .

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.

The number 12 = 2^2 × 3 has 6 factors. What is the smallest natural number with exactly 36 factors?

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?

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.

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

Consider numbers of the form un = 1! + 2! + 3! +...+n!. How many such numbers are perfect squares?

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

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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...

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

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

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

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?

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?

How did the the rotation robot make these patterns?

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

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

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.

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

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. . . .

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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?

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

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?

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?