Your vessel, the Starship Diophantus, has become damaged in deep space. Can you use your knowledge of times tables and some lightning reflexes to survive?

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.

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

Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?

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

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

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. . . .

6! = 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1. The highest power of 2 that divides exactly into 6! is 4 since (6!) / (2^4 ) = 45. What is the highest power of two that divides exactly into 100!?

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

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.

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

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

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.

Mathematicians are always looking for efficient methods for solving problems. How efficient can you be?

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?

If you take a three by three square on a 1-10 addition square and multiply the diagonally opposite numbers together, what is the difference between these products. Why?

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?

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

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

This task offers an opportunity to explore all sorts of number relationships, but particularly multiplication.

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

This task combines spatial awareness with addition and multiplication.

Look at what happens when you take a number, square it and subtract your answer. What kind of number do you get? Can you prove it?

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?

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" .

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. My number is both a multiple of 5 and a multiple of 6. What could my number be?

Can you score 100 by throwing rings on this board? Is there more than way to do it?

On the table there is a pile of oranges and lemons that weighs exactly one kilogram. Using the information, can you work out how many lemons there are?

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

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

Here are the prices for 1st and 2nd class mail within the UK. You have an unlimited number of each of these stamps. Which stamps would you need to post a parcel weighing 825g?

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.

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?

Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rocco ran in a 200 m race for his class. Use the information to find out how many runners there were in the race and what Rocco's finishing position was.

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

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?

There are three buckets each of which holds a maximum of 5 litres. Use the clues to work out how much liquid there is in each bucket.

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.