A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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.
Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?
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.
How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?
The puzzle can be solved by finding the values of the unknown digits (all indicated by asterisks) in the squares of the $9\times9$ grid.
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
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?
Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Can you find a cuboid that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?
How did the the rotation robot make these patterns?
A student in a maths class was trying to get some information from her teacher. She was given some clues and then the teacher ended by saying, "Well, how old are they?"
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
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?
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
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?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.
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?
The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?
Choose any 3 digits and make a 6 digit number by repeating the 3 digits in the same order (e.g. 594594). Explain why whatever digits you choose the number will always be divisible by 7, 11 and 13.
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
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?
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
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?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?