Can you find some examples when the number of Roman numerals is fewer than the number of Arabic numerals for the same number?
Read this riddle and see if you can work out how the trees must be planted.
There are six numbers written in five different scripts. Can you sort out which is which?
These tasks will help learners develop their understanding of place value, particularly giving them opportunities to express numbers as amounts.
This article for pupils explores what makes numbers special or lucky, and looks at the numbers that are all around us every day.
A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.
Exploring the structure of a number square: how quickly can you put the number tiles in the right place on the grid?
Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.
In this article, Alf outlines six activities using the Gattegno chart, which help to develop understanding of place value, multiplication and division.
Dotty Six game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have three sixes in a straight line?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful representation for many number concepts.
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
Bernard Bagnall recommends some primary school problems which use numbers from the environment around us, from clocks to house numbers.
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
This article for teachers describes how modelling number properties involving multiplication using an array of objects not only allows children to represent their thinking with concrete materials,. . . .
Using balancing scales what is the least number of weights needed to weigh all integer masses from 1 to 1000? Placing some of the weights in the same pan as the object how many are needed?
This article looks at how models support mathematical thinking about numbers and the number system
This article for the young and old talks about the origins of our number system and the important role zero has to play in it.
I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
First or two articles about Fibonacci, written for students.