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

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?

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?

On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?

This challenge encourages you to explore dividing a three-digit number by a single-digit number.

This problem is designed to help children to learn, and to use, the two and three times tables.

Number problems at primary level that may require determination.

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.

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

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?

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?

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

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

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?

This task combines spatial awareness with addition and multiplication.

Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

What happens when you add the digits of a number then multiply the result by 2 and you keep doing this? You could try for different numbers and different rules.

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

Try adding together the dates of all the days in one week. Now multiply the first date by 7 and add 21. Can you explain what happens?

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

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. . . .

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

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.

There are four equal weights on one side of the scale and an apple on the other side. What can you say that is true about the apple and the weights from the picture?

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

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.

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?

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

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

48 is called an abundant number because it is less than the sum of its factors (without itself). Can you find some more abundant numbers?

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

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?

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.

Skippy and Anna are locked in a room in a large castle. The key to that room, and all the other rooms, is a number. The numbers are locked away in a problem. Can you help them to get out?

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?

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" .

On a calculator, make 15 by using only the 2 key and any of the four operations keys. How many ways can you find to do it?

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

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