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

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

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?

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?

48 is called an abundant number because it is less than the sum of its factors (without itself). Can you find some more abundant 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?

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?

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

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

Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?

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

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.

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?

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

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?

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

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?

Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?

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?

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.

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

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

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

What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?

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

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

These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

Your vessel, the Starship Diophantus, has become damaged in deep space. Can you use your knowledge of times tables and some lightning reflexes to survive?

If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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?

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.

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?

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.

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?

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?

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

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?

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?

The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?

One quarter of these coins are heads but when I turn over two coins, one third are heads. How many coins are there?

Is it possible to draw a 5-pointed star without taking your pencil off the paper? Is it possible to draw a 6-pointed star in the same way without taking your pen off?