Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is between each super-eclipse?
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
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?
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?
How many different shaped boxes can you design for 36 sweets in one layer? Can you arrange the sweets so that no sweets of the same colour are next to each other in any direction?
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?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
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?
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?
Ben’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?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful representation for many number concepts.
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
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 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?
Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new rhythm at the same time?
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?
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?
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 explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
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?
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...
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.
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.
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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 a cuboid (with edges of integer values) that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?
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.
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?
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?
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.
Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?