Caroline and James pick sets of five numbers. Charlie chooses three of them that add together to make a multiple of three. Can they stop him?
You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.
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?
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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
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 three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
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?
I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
Is there a relationship between the coordinates of the endpoints of a line and the number of grid squares it crosses?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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.
When the number x 1 x x x is multiplied by 417 this gives the answer 9 x x x 0 5 7. Find the missing digits, each of which is represented by an "x" .
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...
Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...
Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.
Each letter represents a different positive digit AHHAAH / JOKE = HA What are the values of each of the letters?
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?
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?
Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Make a set of numbers that use all the digits from 1 to 9, once and once only. Add them up. The result is divisible by 9. Add each of the digits in the new number. What is their sum? Now try some. . . .
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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.
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?
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?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
How many numbers less than 1000 are NOT divisible by either: a) 2 or 5; or b) 2, 5 or 7?
In how many ways can the number 1 000 000 be expressed as the product of three positive integers?
How many noughts are at the end of these giant numbers?
Choose any 3 digits and make a 6 digit number by repeating the 3 digits in the same order (e.g. 594594). Explain why whatever digits you choose the number will always be divisible by 7, 11 and 13.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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?"
Ben, Jack and Emma passed counters to each other and ended with the same number of counters. How many did they start with?
How many integers between 1 and 1200 are NOT multiples of any of the numbers 2, 3 or 5?
Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
The flow chart requires two numbers, M and N. Select several values for M and try to establish what the flow chart does.
Find the highest power of 11 that will divide into 1000! exactly.
Find the largest integer which divides every member of the following sequence: 1^5-1, 2^5-2, 3^5-3, ... n^5-n.
Can you work out what size grid you need to read our secret message?
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?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
Take any prime number greater than 3 , square it and subtract one. Working on the building blocks will help you to explain what is special about your results.
Can you make lines of Cuisenaire rods that differ by 1?
Follow this recipe for sieving numbers and see what interesting patterns emerge.
Factor track is not a race but a game of skill. The idea is to go round the track in as few moves as possible, keeping to the rules.