# Resources tagged with: Factors and multiples

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Broad Topics > Properties of Numbers > Factors and multiples ### Always, Sometimes or Never? Number

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Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true? ### Three Neighbours

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Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice? ### Three Dice

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Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice? ### Crossings

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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? ### What Do You Need?

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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? ### How Old Are the Children?

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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?" ### Gabriel's Problem

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Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was? ### Curious Number

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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? ### Exploring Simple Mappings

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Explore the relationship between simple linear functions and their graphs. ### Star Product Sudoku

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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. ### Tiling

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An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions. ### Three Spinners

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These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner? ### Seven Flipped

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Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time. ### Diagonal Product Sudoku

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Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku? ### Path to the Stars

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Is it possible to draw a 5-pointed star without taking your pencil off the paper? Is it possible to draw a 6-pointed star in the same way without taking your pen off? ##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed? ### Repeaters

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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. ##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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? ### A Square Deal

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Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each row, column and diagonal adds up to 65. ### Odds and Threes

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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. ### Factors and Multiples Puzzle

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Using your knowledge of the properties of numbers, can you fill all the squares on the board? ### Product Sudoku

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The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares. ### Graphing Number Patterns

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Does a graph of the triangular numbers cross a graph of the six times table? If so, where? Will a graph of the square numbers cross the times table too? ### Ben's Game

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Ben, Jack and Emma passed counters to each other and ended with the same number of counters. How many did they start with? ### Multiplication Series: Number Arrays

##### Age 5 to 11

This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful representation for many number concepts. ### Factoring Factorials

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Find the highest power of 11 that will divide into 1000! exactly. ### Money Measure

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How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes? ### Down to Nothing

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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. ### Summing Consecutive Numbers

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15 = 7 + 8 and 10 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers? ### Making Pathways

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Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs? ### Thirty Six Exactly

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The number 12 = 2^2 � 3 has 6 factors. What is the smallest natural number with exactly 36 factors? ### Eminit

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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? ### Even So

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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? ### American Billions

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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... ### Hot Pursuit

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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... ### It Figures

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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? ### Big Powers

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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. ### Fitted

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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? ### A First Product Sudoku

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Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku? ### Number Tracks

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Ben’s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see? ### The Remainders Game

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Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number. ### Venn Diagrams

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How will you complete these Venn diagrams? ### Number Detective

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Follow the clues to find the mystery number. ### Rearranged Rectangle

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How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods? ### Give Me Four Clues

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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? ### Multiples Sudoku

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Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells. ### Got it for Two

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Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win? ### Multiply Multiples 3

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Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it? ### Multiply Multiples 2

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Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation? ### Multiply Multiples 1

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Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?