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.
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
Explore the relationship between simple linear functions and their graphs.
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Have you seen this way of doing multiplication ?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Using your knowledge of the properties of numbers, can you fill all the squares on the board?
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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?
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?
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.
Prove that if the integer n is divisible by 4 then it can be written as the difference of two squares.
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?
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?
This article takes the reader through divisibility tests and how they work. An article to read with pencil and paper to hand.
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.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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 convince me of each of the following: If a square number is multiplied by a square number the product is ALWAYS a square number...
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...
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.
Using the digits 1 to 9, the number 4396 can be written as the product of two numbers. Can you find the factors?
What is the largest number which, when divided into 1905, 2587, 3951, 7020 and 8725 in turn, leaves the same remainder each time?
Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?
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.
Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?
Find the largest integer which divides every member of the following sequence: 1^5-1, 2^5-2, 3^5-3, ... n^5-n.
Place four pebbles on the sand in the form of a square. Keep adding as few pebbles as necessary to double the area. How many extra pebbles are added each time?
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?
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
Substitution and Transposition all in one! How fiendish can these codes get?
Can you work out what size grid you need to read our secret message?
Follow this recipe for sieving numbers and see what interesting patterns emerge.
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.
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.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
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.
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. . . .
Make a line of green and a line of yellow rods so that the lines differ in length by one (a white rod)
Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...
Each letter represents a different positive digit AHHAAH / JOKE = HA What are the values of each of the letters?