Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?

Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?

Can you sort numbers into sets? Can you give each set a name?

Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.

Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?

Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?

How will you work out which numbers have been used to create this multiplication square?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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.

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?

Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?

You can make a calculator count for you by any number you choose. You can count by ones to reach 24. You can count by twos to reach 24. What else can you count by to reach 24?

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?

Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?

Becky created a number plumber which multiplies by 5 and subtracts 4. What do you notice about the numbers that it produces? Can you explain your findings?

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?

Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?

Benâ€™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?

Norrie sees two lights flash at the same time, then one of them flashes every 4th second, and the other flashes every 5th second. How many times do they flash together during a whole minute?

There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?

On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?

This big box multiplies anything that goes inside it by the same number. If you know the numbers that come out, what multiplication might be going on in the box?

Guess the Dominoes for child and adult. Work out which domino your partner has chosen by asking good questions.

Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?

How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?

56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?

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?

Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?

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?

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?

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?

On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.