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?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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. . . .
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 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.
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 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?
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?
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?
How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?
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 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?
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?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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 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?"
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. They are the red set, the green set and the blue set. Can you find all the numbers in the sets from these clues?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
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?
In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
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...
The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?
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 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?
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?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
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.
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?
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?
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?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?