Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
I added together the first 'n' positive integers and found that my answer was a 3 digit number in which all the digits were the same...
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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.
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.
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
Find some triples of whole numbers a, b and c such that a^2 + b^2 + c^2 is a multiple of 4. Is it necessarily the case that a, b and c must all be even? If so, can you explain why?
List any 3 numbers. It is always possible to find a subset of adjacent numbers that add up to a multiple of 3. Can you explain why and prove it?
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.
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?"
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. 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?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
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...
The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
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?
Using the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, mulitply a two two digit numbers are multiplied to give a four digit number, so that the expression is correct. How many different solutions can you find?
Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?
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.
Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...
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 find a cuboid that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?
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.
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
Ben, Jack and Emma passed counters to each other and ended with the same number of counters. How many did they start with?
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?
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
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?
Make a set of numbers that use all the digits from 1 to 9, once and once only. Add them up. The result is divisible by 9. Add each of the digits in the new number. What is their sum? Now try some. . . .
Three people chose this as a favourite problem. It is the sort of problem that needs thinking time - but once the connection is made it gives access to many similar ideas.
I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.
Find some examples of pairs of numbers such that their sum is a factor of their product. eg. 4 + 12 = 16 and 4 × 12 = 48 and 16 is a factor of 48.