Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
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 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.
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?
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?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?
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?"
How did the the rotation robot make these patterns?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
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.
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
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?
Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?
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?
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?
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?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
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...
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
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?