Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
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.
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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.
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
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?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Can you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had?
How will you work out which numbers have been used to create this multiplication 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?
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?
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?
How will you complete these Venn diagrams?
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?
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 find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
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?
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?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
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?
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
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?
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?
One quarter of these coins are heads but when I turn over two coins, one third are heads. How many coins are there?
How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?
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?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?