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 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?

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?

Take any pair of two digit numbers x=ab and y=cd where, without loss of generality, ab > cd . Form two 4 digit numbers r=abcd and s=cdab and calculate: {r^2 - s^2} /{x^2 - y^2}.

Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?

The triangle OMN has vertices on the axes with whole number co-ordinates. How many points with whole number coordinates are there on the hypotenuse MN?

A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?

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...

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.

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?

You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.

Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?

Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?

Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?

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. . . .

I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?

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.

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.

15 = 7 + 8 and 10 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers?

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?

Can you work out how many lengths I swim each day?

Explain why the arithmetic sequence 1, 14, 27, 40, ... contains many terms of the form 222...2 where only the digit 2 appears.

How many integers between 1 and 1200 are NOT multiples of any of the numbers 2, 3 or 5?

Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...

Each letter represents a different positive digit AHHAAH / JOKE = HA What are the values of each of the letters?

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?

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?

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.

Data is sent in chunks of two different sizes - a yellow chunk has 5 characters and a blue chunk has 9 characters. A data slot of size 31 cannot be exactly filled with a combination of yellow and. . . .

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.

Nine squares are fitted together to form a rectangle. Can you find its dimensions?

Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

Explore the relationship between simple linear functions and their graphs.

Here is a chance to create some Celtic knots and explore the mathematics behind them.

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

The nth term of a sequence is given by the formula n^3 + 11n . Find the first four terms of the sequence given by this formula and the first term of the sequence which is bigger than one million. . . .

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.

Find the smallest positive integer N such that N/2 is a perfect cube, N/3 is a perfect fifth power and N/5 is a perfect seventh power.

You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...

Find the largest integer which divides every member of the following sequence: 1^5-1, 2^5-2, 3^5-3, ... n^5-n.

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

How many noughts are at the end of these giant numbers?

Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?

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.