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.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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.
Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
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?
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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.
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.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Can you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had?
How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?
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 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?
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?
How will you work out which numbers have been used to create this multiplication square?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
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?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. They are the red set, the green set and the blue set. Can you find all the numbers in the sets from these clues?
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.
Find the squares that Froggie skips onto to get to the pumpkin patch. She starts on 3 and finishes on 30, but she lands only on a square that has a number 3 more than the square she skips from.
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful representation for many number concepts.
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
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.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.
Can you sort numbers into sets? Can you give each set a name?
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
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?
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?
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?
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?
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?