Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Kimie and Sebastian were making sticks from interlocking cubes and lining them up. Can they make their lines the same length? Can they make any other lines?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Can you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had?
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
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?
Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?
In this maze of hexagons, you start in the centre at 0. The next hexagon must be a multiple of 2 and the next a multiple of 5. What are the possible paths you could take?
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?
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?
Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful representation for many number concepts.
Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?
On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
If there is a ring of six chairs and thirty children must either sit on a chair or stand behind one, how many children will be behind each chair?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
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?
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
Look at the squares in this problem. What does the next square look like? I draw a square with 81 little squares inside it. How long and how wide is my square?
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?
Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new rhythm at the same time?