The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?

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.

You can work out the number someone else is thinking of as follows. Ask a friend to think of any natural number less than 100. Then ask them to tell you the remainders when this number is divided by. . . .

Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?

This Sudoku puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers on the border lines between pairs of neighbouring squares of the grid.

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. . . .

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.

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

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

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.

Imagine you were given the chance to win some money... and imagine you had nothing to lose...

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?

Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.

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.

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...

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

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

Find the smallest whole number which, when mutiplied by 7, gives a product consisting entirely of ones.

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

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

This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.

What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?

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

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.

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

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

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.

Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

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

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" .

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

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. . . .

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!?

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?

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

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

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?

How will you decide which way of flipping over and/or turning the grid will give you the highest total?

What is the largest number which, when divided into 1905, 2587, 3951, 7020 and 8725 in turn, leaves the same remainder each time?

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?

How many zeros are there at the end of the number which is the product of first hundred positive integers?

Vedic Sutra is one of many ancient Indian sutras which involves a cross subtraction method. Can you give a good explanation of WHY it works?

These pictures and answers leave the viewer with the problem "What is the Question". Can you give the question and how the answer follows?