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Which Numbers? (2)

Age 7 to 11
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I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?

Which Numbers? (1)

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Money Measure

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Table Patterns Go Wild!

Age 7 to 11
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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.

What's in the Box?

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Flashing Lights

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Guess the Dominoes for Two

Age 7 to 11
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Guess the Dominoes for child and adult. Work out which domino your partner has chosen by asking good questions.

Four Coloured Lights

Age 11 to 14
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Imagine a machine with four coloured lights which respond to different rules. Can you find the smallest possible number which will make all four colours light up?

Give Me Four Clues

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Tom's Number

Age 7 to 11
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Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.

Path to the Stars

Age 7 to 11
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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?

In the Money

Age 7 to 11
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One quarter of these coins are heads but when I turn over two coins, one third are heads. How many coins are there?

American Billions

Age 11 to 14
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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...

Sets of Numbers

Age 7 to 11
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How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?

Thirty Six Exactly

Age 11 to 14
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The number 12 = 2^2 3 has 6 factors. What is the smallest natural number with exactly 36 factors?

Big Powers

Age 11 to 16
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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.

The Remainders Game

Age 7 to 14
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Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

A First Product Sudoku

Age 11 to 14
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Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?

Venn Diagrams

Age 5 to 11
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How will you complete these interactive Venn diagrams?

Star Product Sudoku

Age 11 to 16
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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.

Just Repeat

Age 11 to 14
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Think of any three-digit number. Repeat the digits. The 6-digit number that you end up with is divisible by 91. Is this a coincidence?

Three Spinners

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Spelling Circle

Age 7 to 11
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Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.

Divide it Out

Age 7 to 11
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What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?

Down to Nothing

Age 7 to 11
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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.

Crossings

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Ben's Game

Age 11 to 16
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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

Age 11 to 14
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Find the highest power of 11 that will divide into 1000! exactly.

Ducking and Dividing

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Times Right

Age 11 to 16
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Using the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, mulitply a two two digit numbers are multiplied to give a four digit number, so that the expression is correct. How many different solutions can you find?

Product Sudoku

Age 11 to 16
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The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.

What Do You Need?

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Eminit

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Missing Multipliers

Age 7 to 14
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What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?

Great Granddad

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Number Detective

Age 5 to 11
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Follow the clues to find the mystery number.

Remainders

Age 7 to 14
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I'm thinking of a number. My number is both a multiple of 5 and a multiple of 6. What could my number be?

Multiples Sudoku

Age 11 to 14
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Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.

Graphing Number Patterns

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Oh! Hidden Inside?

Age 11 to 14
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Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.

Guess the Dominoes

Age 7 to 11
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This task depends on learners sharing reasoning, listening to opinions, reflecting and pulling ideas together.

What Two ...?

Age 7 to 11 Short
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56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?

How Old Are the Children?

Age 11 to 14
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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?"

Funny Factorisation

Age 11 to 16
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Using the digits 1 to 9, the number 4396 can be written as the product of two numbers. Can you find the factors?

Three Neighbours

Age 7 to 11
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Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?

Curious Number

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Divisively So

Age 11 to 14
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How many numbers less than 1000 are NOT divisible by either: a) 2 or 5; or b) 2, 5 or 7?

Powerful Factorial

Age 11 to 14
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6! = 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1. The highest power of 2 that divides exactly into 6! is 4 since (6!) / (2^4 ) = 45. What is the highest power of two that divides exactly into 100!?

Exploring Simple Mappings

Age 11 to 14
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Explore the relationship between simple linear functions and their graphs.