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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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 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.
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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?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
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?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
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?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?
How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
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.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?
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?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
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.
Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
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?
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
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.
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
I'm thinking of a number. My number is both a multiple of 5 and a multiple of 6. What could my number be?
Can you order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on?
What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?
Factor track is not a race but a game of skill. The idea is to go round the track in as few moves as possible, keeping to the rules.
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?