Watch our videos of multiplication methods that you may not have met before. Can you make sense of them?

The number 10112359550561797752808988764044943820224719 is called a 'slippy number' because, when the last digit 9 is moved to the front, the new number produced is the slippy number multiplied by 9.

Amazing as it may seem the three fives remaining in the following `skeleton' are sufficient to reconstruct the entire long division sum.

When the number x 1 x x x is multiplied by 417 this gives the answer 9 x x x 0 5 7. Find the missing digits, each of which is represented by an "x" .

What is the least square number which commences with six two's?

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

Investigate $1^n + 19^n + 20^n + 51^n + 57^n + 80^n + 82^n $ and $2^n + 12^n + 31^n + 40^n + 69^n + 71^n + 85^n$ for different values of n.

A 3 digit number is multiplied by a 2 digit number and the calculation is written out as shown with a digit in place of each of the *'s. Complete the whole multiplication sum.

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?

Visitors to Earth from the distant planet of Zub-Zorna were amazed when they found out that when the digits in this multiplication were reversed, the answer was the same! Find a way to explain. . . .

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

Amy has a box containing domino pieces but she does not think it is a complete set. She has 24 dominoes in her box and there are 125 spots on them altogether. Which of her domino pieces are missing?

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.

When I type a sequence of letters my calculator gives the product of all the numbers in the corresponding memories. What numbers should I store so that when I type 'ONE' it returns 1, and when I type. . . .

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

The value of the circle changes in each of the following problems. Can you discover its value in each problem?

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?

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.

Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.

What is the remainder when 2^{164}is divided by 7?

After training hard, these two children have improved their results. Can you work out the length or height of their first jumps?

Using some or all of the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and using the digits 3, 3, 8 and 8 each once and only once make an expression equal to 24.

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

What is the largest number you can make using the three digits 2, 3 and 4 in any way you like, using any operations you like? You can only use each digit once.

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

Take the number 6 469 693 230 and divide it by the first ten prime numbers and you'll find the most beautiful, most magic of all numbers. What is it?

This task combines spatial awareness with addition and multiplication.

Where will the point stop after it has turned through 30 000 degrees? I took out my calculator and typed 30 000 ÷ 360. How did this help?

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

Here is a picnic that Petros and Michael are going to share equally. Can you tell us what each of them will have?

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

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

Grandma found her pie balanced on the scale with two weights and a quarter of a pie. So how heavy was each pie?

If the numbers 5, 7 and 4 go into this function machine, what numbers will come out?

Use this information to work out whether the front or back wheel of this bicycle gets more wear and tear.

Powers of numbers behave in surprising ways. Take a look at some of these and try to explain why they are true.

Look on the back of any modern book and you will find an ISBN code. Take this code and calculate this sum in the way shown. Can you see what the answers always have in common?

Chandrika was practising a long distance run. Can you work out how long the race was from the information?

Use the information to work out how many gifts there are in each pile.

Find the next number in this pattern: 3, 7, 19, 55 ...

Where can you draw a line on a clock face so that the numbers on both sides have the same total?

Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field.

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?

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.

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?

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

This challenge combines addition, multiplication, perseverance and even proof.