Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

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?

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?

Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?

Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?

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?

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?

I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

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

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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?

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

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

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?

Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?

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?

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.

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

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

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?

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

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

Can you sort numbers into sets? Can you give each set a name?

Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...

These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?

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

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

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?

How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?

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

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.

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

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

Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

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?

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?