Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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.
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
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 collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
How many different shaped boxes can you design for 36 sweets in one layer? Can you arrange the sweets so that no sweets of the same colour are next to each other in any direction?
What happens if you join every second point on this circle? How about every third point? Try with different steps and see if you can predict what will happen.
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
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.
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?
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.
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 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 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 many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
"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 ...?
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.
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?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful representation for many number concepts.
Place four pebbles on the sand in the form of a square. Keep adding as few pebbles as necessary to double the area. How many extra pebbles are added each time?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
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?
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?
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?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.