Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Can you sort numbers into sets? Can you give each set a name?
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?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
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 order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on?
How will you work out which numbers have been used to create this 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?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Can you help the children in Mrs Trimmer's class make different shapes out of a loop of string?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
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?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
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?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
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.
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
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?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful representation for many number concepts.
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?
Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?
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?
Norrie sees two lights flash at the same time, then one of them flashes every 4th second, and the other flashes every 5th second. How many times do they flash together during a whole minute?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
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.
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?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
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?
On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
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?
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
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?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
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?
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?