Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
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?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
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?
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.
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
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.
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. Use the interactivity to help 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?
Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible 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?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Follow the clues to find the mystery 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?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Ben’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?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
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?
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
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?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful representation for many number concepts.
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?
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?
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
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?
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Can you sort numbers into sets? Can you give each set a name?