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What's Left?

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Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?

Rabbits in the Pen

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Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?

A-magical Number Maze

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This magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!

Four Goodness Sake

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Use 4 four times with simple operations so that you get the answer 12. Can you make 15, 16 and 17 too?

The Deca Tree

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Find out what a Deca Tree is and then work out how many leaves there will be after the woodcutter has cut off a trunk, a branch, a twig and a leaf.

A Mixed-up Clock

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There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?

Sept03 Sept03 Sept03

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This number has 903 digits. What is the sum of all 903 digits?

Month Mania

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Can you design a new shape for the twenty-eight squares and arrange the numbers in a logical way? What patterns do you notice?

What Two ...?

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

Arranging the Tables

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There are 44 people coming to a dinner party. There are 15 square tables that seat 4 people. Find a way to seat the 44 people using all 15 tables, with no empty places.

Twenty Divided Into Six

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Katie had a pack of 20 cards numbered from 1 to 20. She arranged the cards into 6 unequal piles where each pile added to the same total. What was the total and how could this be done?

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

Sending Cards

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This challenge asks you to investigate the total number of cards that would be sent if four children send one to all three others. How many would be sent if there were five children? Six?

What's in the Box?

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This big box multiplies anything that goes inside it by the same number. If you know the numbers that come out, what multiplication might be going on in the box?

Divide it Out

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

Tom's Number

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Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.

Napier's Bones

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The Scot, John Napier, invented these strips about 400 years ago to help calculate multiplication and division. Can you work out how to use Napier's bones to find the answer to these multiplications?

X Is 5 Squares

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Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?

How Much Did it Cost?

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Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.

Number Tracks

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Benâ€™s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

Zargon Glasses

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Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?

Clever Santa

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All the girls would like a puzzle each for Christmas and all the boys would like a book each. Solve the riddle to find out how many puzzles and books Santa left.

Asteroid Blast

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A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

Odds and Threes

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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.

Special 24

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Find another number that is one short of a square number and when you double it and add 1, the result is also a square number.

Today's Date - 01/06/2009

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What do you notice about the date 03.06.09? Or 08.01.09? This challenge invites you to investigate some interesting dates yourself.

Sam's Quick Sum

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What is the sum of all the three digit whole numbers?

The Clockmaker's Birthday Cake

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The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?

Curious Number

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Can you order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on?

The 24 Game

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There are over sixty different ways of making 24 by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing all four numbers 4, 6, 6 and 8 (using each number only once). How many can you find?

Doubling Fives

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This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.

Oh! Harry!

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A group of children are using measuring cylinders but they lose the labels. Can you help relabel them?

How Old?

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Cherri, Saxon, Mel and Paul are friends. They are all different ages. Can you find out the age of each friend using the information?

The Puzzling Sweet Shop

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There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children buy with their money?

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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Using the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 once and only once, and the operations x and ÷ once and only once, what is the smallest whole number you can make?

Shapes in a Grid

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Can you find which shapes you need to put into the grid to make the totals at the end of each row and the bottom of each column?

Current Playing with Number Upper Primary Teacher

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Resources to support understanding of multiplication and division through playing with number.

Learning Times Tables

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In November, Liz was interviewed for an article on a parents' website about learning times tables. Read the article here.

The Money Maze

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Go through the maze, collecting and losing your money as you go. Which route gives you the highest return? And the lowest?

Twizzle's Journey

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Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?

Wild Jack

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A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.

What Is Ziffle?

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Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?

Difficulties with Division

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers looks at how teachers can use problems from the NRICH site to help them teach division.

Factor-multiple Chains

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

Highest and Lowest

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Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.

Always, Sometimes or Never? Number

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Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

All the Digits

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This multiplication uses each of the digits 0 - 9 once and once only. Using the information given, can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?

Four Go for Two

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Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?

Multiplication Squares

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Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.