Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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 explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
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 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.
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find all the numbers in each set from these clues?
Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used once and once only.
One quarter of these coins are heads but when I turn over two coins, one third are heads. How many coins are there?
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?
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?
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
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.
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
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?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
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?
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 find a cuboid that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?
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.
On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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?"
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?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
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 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.
Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square hole for each. Use the information to find out how many discs of each colour there are in the box.
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
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?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
Number problems at primary level to work on with others.
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?
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?