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?
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.
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
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?
Great Granddad is very proud of his telegram from the Queen congratulating him on his hundredth birthday and he has friends who are even older than he is... When was he born?
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.
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
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?
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?
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?
Ben, Jack and Emma passed counters to each other and ended with the same number of counters. How many did they start with?
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?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
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.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
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. . . .
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?
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?
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...
Think of any three-digit number. Repeat the digits. The 6-digit number that you end up with is divisible by 91. Is this a coincidence?
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...
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.
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?
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.
Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each 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?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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?"
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
The number 12 = 2^2 × 3 has 6 factors. What is the smallest natural number with exactly 36 factors?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?
The number 8888...88M9999...99 is divisible by 7 and it starts with the digit 8 repeated 50 times and ends with the digit 9 repeated 50 times. What is the value of the digit M?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?
How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?
Can you work out what size grid you need to read our secret message?