How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
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?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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?
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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?
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?
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 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.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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.
How will you work out which numbers have been used to create this multiplication square?
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?
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?
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.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
Nine squares with side lengths 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 18 cm can be fitted together to form a rectangle. What are the dimensions of the rectangle?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
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.
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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.
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 domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
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 find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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?
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?
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?
How many different shaped boxes can you design for 36 sweets in one layer? Can you arrange the sweets so that no sweets of the same colour are next to each other in any direction?
Can you sort numbers into sets? Can you give each set a name?
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.
Can you help the children in Mrs Trimmer's class make different shapes out of a loop of string?
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.