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?

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?

Becky created a number plumber which multiplies by 5 and subtracts 4. What do you notice about the numbers that it produces? Can you explain your findings?

Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...

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?

How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?

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?

The five digit number A679B, in base ten, is divisible by 72. What are the values of A and B?

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

Your vessel, the Starship Diophantus, has become damaged in deep space. Can you use your knowledge of times tables and some lightning reflexes to survive?

Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?

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

What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?

Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?

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?

Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.

56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?

A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?

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.

Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.

Katie and Will have some balloons. Will's balloon burst at exactly the same size as Katie's at the beginning of a puff. How many puffs had Will done before his balloon burst?

The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?

Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?

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?

Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.

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?

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

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.

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 throw three dice and get 5, 3 and 2. Add the scores on the three dice. What do you get? Now multiply the scores. What do you notice?

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.

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.

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...

Benâ€™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?

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?

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?

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

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.

How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?

Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?

Complete the following expressions so that each one gives a four digit number as the product of two two digit numbers and uses the digits 1 to 8 once and only once.

Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?

I'm thinking of a number. My number is both a multiple of 5 and a multiple of 6. What could my number be?

Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

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?

Helen made the conjecture that "every multiple of six has more factors than the two numbers either side of it". Is this conjecture true?

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