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

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?

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?

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

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

This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful representation for many number concepts.

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

Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.

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

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?

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.

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

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

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?

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?

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.

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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?

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

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Can you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had?

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?

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?

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

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

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?

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.

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

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.

I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

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

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