Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
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?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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.
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
Find a cuboid (with edges of integer values) that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?
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?
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
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?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Using the digits 1 to 9, the number 4396 can be written as the product of two numbers. Can you find the factors?
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?"
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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...
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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?
Using your knowledge of the properties of numbers, can you fill all the squares on the board?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
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?
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...
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
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.
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.
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?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful representation for many number concepts.
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
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?
Follow this recipe for sieving numbers and see what interesting patterns emerge.
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?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
Ben passed a third of his counters to Jack, Jack passed a quarter of his counters to Emma and Emma passed a fifth of her counters to Ben. After this they all had the same number of counters.
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?
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?
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. . . .
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.