Are these statements relating to odd and even numbers always true, sometimes true or never true?
Florence, Ethan and Alma have each added together two 'next-door' numbers. What is the same about their answers?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
This challenge encourages you to explore dividing a three-digit number by a single-digit number.
In this problem we are looking at sets of parallel sticks that cross each other. What is the least number of crossings you can make? And the greatest?
Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?
This problem challenges you to find out how many odd numbers there are between pairs of numbers. Can you find a pair of numbers that has four odds between them?
In how many different ways can you break up a stick of 7 interlocking cubes? Now try with a stick of 8 cubes and a stick of 6 cubes.
If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?
Watch the video of Fran re-ordering these number cards. What do you notice? Try it for yourself. What happens?
Here are two kinds of spirals for you to explore. What do you notice?
In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Watch this video to see how to roll the dice. Now it's your turn! What do you notice about the dice numbers you have recorded?
Find a route from the outside to the inside of this square, stepping on as many tiles as possible.
Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers? Many opportunities to work in different ways.
Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?
We can arrange dots in a similar way to the 5 on a dice and they usually sit quite well into a rectangular shape. How many altogether in this 3 by 5? What happens for other sizes?
Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?
Watch this animation. What do you notice? What happens when you try more or fewer cubes in a bundle?
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
Take a look at the video of this trick. Can you perform it yourself? Why is this maths and not magic?
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.
Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?
Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.
Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?
This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!
How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?
Try out this number trick. What happens with different starting numbers? What do you notice?
Polygonal numbers are those that are arranged in shapes as they enlarge. Explore the polygonal numbers drawn here.
This challenge asks you to imagine a snake coiling on itself.
Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?
This activity involves rounding four-digit numbers to the nearest thousand.
What happens when you round these three-digit numbers to the nearest 100?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.
These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?
How many centimetres of rope will I need to make another mat just like the one I have here?
I added together some of my neighbours house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
One block is needed to make an up-and-down staircase, with one step up and one step down. How many blocks would be needed to build an up-and-down staircase with 5 steps up and 5 steps down?
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?
While we were sorting some papers we found 3 strange sheets which seemed to come from small books but there were page numbers at the foot of each page. Did the pages come from the same book?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
This task encourages you to investigate the number of edging pieces and panes in different sized windows.
Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many are needed?
Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is odd.