An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
Katie and Will have some balloons. Will's balloon burst at exactly the same size as Katie's at the beginning of a puff. How many puffs had Will done before his balloon burst?
How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?
How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
When Charlie asked his grandmother how old she is, he didn't get a straightforward reply! Can you work out how old she is?
One quarter of these coins are heads but when I turn over two coins, one third are heads. How many coins are there?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
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?
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
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?
The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square hole for each. Use the information to find out how many discs of each colour there are in the box.
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?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?
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?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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?
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.
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
"Ip dip sky blue! Who's 'it'? It's you!" Where would you position yourself so that you are 'it' if there are two players? Three players ...?
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?
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?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...
Place four pebbles on the sand in the form of a square. Keep adding as few pebbles as necessary to double the area. How many extra pebbles are added each time?
There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
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?
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?
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?
Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.
Factor track is not a race but a game of skill. The idea is to go round the track in as few moves as possible, keeping to the rules.
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
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?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.