There are 156 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Factors and multiples, you may find related items under Properties of Numbers.Broad Topics > Properties of Numbers > Factors and multiples
How did the the rotation robot make these patterns?
Nine squares are fitted together to form a rectangle. Can you find its dimensions?
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?
There are eight clues to help you find the mystery number on the grid. Four of them are helpful but the other four aren't! Can you sort out the clues and find the number?
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?
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
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.
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?
"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 ...?
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?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
Explore the relationship between simple linear functions and their graphs.
Nearly all of us have made table patterns on hundred squares, that is 10 by 10 grids. This problem looks at the patterns on differently sized square grids.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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 a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
How will you complete these interactive Venn diagrams?
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 see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?
This big box multiplies anything that goes inside it by the same number. If you know the numbers that come out, what multiplication might be going on in the box?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new rhythm at the same time?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Using your knowledge of the properties of numbers, can you fill all the squares on the board?
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?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Can you work out what step size to take to ensure you visit all the dots on the circle?
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?
Ben, Jack and Emma passed counters to each other and ended with the same number of counters. How many did they start with?
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?
Caroline and James pick sets of five numbers. Charlie chooses three of them that add together to make a multiple of three. Can they stop him?
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?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
I'm thinking of a number. My number is both a multiple of 5 and a multiple of 6. What could my number be?
This article explains various divisibility rules and why they work. An article to read with pencil and paper handy.
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.
Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?
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.
The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square hole for each. Use the information to find out how many discs of each colour there are in the box.
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?
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?
48 is called an abundant number because it is less than the sum of its factors (without itself). Can you find some more abundant numbers?