Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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?
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
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?
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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 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.
One quarter of these coins are heads but when I turn over two coins, one third are heads. How many coins are there?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
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?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Can you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had?
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?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
How will you work out which numbers have been used to create this multiplication square?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
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?
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?
How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?
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.
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?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
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.
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
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?
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
Can you sort numbers into sets? Can you give each set a name?
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
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?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
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?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?