Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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.
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?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
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.
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
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?
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?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
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.
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?
Nine squares with side lengths 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 18 cm can be fitted together to form a rectangle. What are the dimensions of the rectangle?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
I throw three dice and get 5, 3 and 2. Add the scores on the three dice. What do you get? Now multiply the scores. What do you notice?
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?
Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?
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?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
Ben’s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?
Can you sort numbers into sets? Can you give each set a name?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful representation for many number concepts.
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
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?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
How will you work out which numbers have been used to create this multiplication square?
Can you help the children in Mrs Trimmer's class make different shapes out of a loop of string?