Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Four strategy dice games to consolidate pupils' understanding of rounding.
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Use two dice to generate two numbers with one decimal place. What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?
This activity focuses on rounding to the nearest 10.
What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?
This activity involves rounding four-digit numbers to the nearest thousand.
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?
This is a game in which your counters move in a spiral round the snail's shell. It is about understanding tens and units.
Exploring the structure of a number square: how quickly can you put the number tiles in the right place on the grid?
How would you create the largest possible two-digit even number from the digit I've given you and one of your choice?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
These spinners will give you the tens and unit digits of a number. Can you choose sets of numbers to collect so that you spin six numbers belonging to your sets in as few spins as possible?
Explore the relationship between simple linear functions and their graphs.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Powers of numbers behave in surprising ways. Take a look at some of these and try to explain why they are true.
You have two sets of the digits 0 – 9. Can you arrange these in the five boxes to make four-digit numbers as close to the target numbers as possible?
Four of these clues are needed to find the chosen number on this grid and four are true but do nothing to help in finding the number. Can you sort out the clues and find the number?
Watch our videos of multiplication methods that you may not have met before. Can you make sense of them?
How many more miles must the car travel before the numbers on the milometer and the trip meter contain the same digits in the same order?
Can you show that 1^99 + 2^99 + 3^99 + 4^99 + 5^99 is divisible by 5?
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.
Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?
Evaluate these powers of 67. What do you notice? Can you convince someone what the answer would be to (a million sixes followed by a 7) squared?
How many six digit numbers are there which DO NOT contain a 5?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.
This multiplication uses each of the digits 0 - 9 once and once only. Using the information given, can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?
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...
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
There are six numbers written in five different scripts. Can you sort out which is which?
Can you explain the surprising results Jo found when she calculated the difference between square numbers?
Take any four digit number. Move the first digit to the 'back of the queue' and move the rest along. Now add your two numbers. What properties do your answers always have?
Three people chose this as a favourite problem. It is the sort of problem that needs thinking time - but once the connection is made it gives access to many similar ideas.
A 2-Digit number is squared. When this 2-digit number is reversed and squared, the difference between the squares is also a square. What is the 2-digit number?
Lee was writing all the counting numbers from 1 to 20. She stopped for a rest after writing seventeen digits. What was the last number she wrote?
If you put three beads onto a tens/ones abacus you could make the numbers 3, 30, 12 or 21. What numbers can be made with six beads?
A school song book contains 700 songs. The numbers of the songs are displayed by combining special small single-digit boards. What is the minimum number of small boards that is needed?
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
Number problems for inquiring primary learners.
What happens when you round these three-digit numbers to the nearest 100?
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
What is the sum of: 6 + 66 + 666 + 6666 ............+ 666666666...6 where there are n sixes in the last term?