Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she 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?

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 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.

How will you work out which numbers have been used to create this 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.

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Can you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had?

Benâ€™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?

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?

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?

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?

Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?

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?

This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful representation for many number concepts.

The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?

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?

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?

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?

Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?

Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?

Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?

Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?

Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?

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?

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?

On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?

Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?

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?

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?

56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?

"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 ...?

Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?

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 can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?

There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?

Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.

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?

Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.