Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
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?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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 work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
How will you work out which numbers have been used to create this multiplication square?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?
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?
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
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?
Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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?
Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?
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?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
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?
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 find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
Can you sort numbers into sets? Can you give each set a name?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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?
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?