A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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.
One quarter of these coins are heads but when I turn over two coins, one third are heads. How many coins are there?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Ben, Jack and Emma passed counters to each other and ended with the same number of counters. How many did they start with?
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?
A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .
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.
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.
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?
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.
What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?
Can you work out how many lengths I swim each day?
Follow this recipe for sieving numbers and see what interesting patterns emerge.
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?"
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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.
How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?
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?
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?
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?
Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?
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...
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
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...
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?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? 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?
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.
Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.
Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...
The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
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?
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
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?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?