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?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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.
I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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.
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?
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...
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. . . .
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?
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?
You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.
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.
Prove that if the integer n is divisible by 4 then it can be written as the difference of two squares.
Prove that if a^2+b^2 is a multiple of 3 then both a and b are multiples of 3.
Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Find the largest integer which divides every member of the following sequence: 1^5-1, 2^5-2, 3^5-3, ... n^5-n.
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. . . .
Helen made the conjecture that "every multiple of six has more factors than the two numbers either side of it". Is this conjecture true?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Can you convince me of each of the following: If a square number is multiplied by a square number the product is ALWAYS a square number...
Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?
How many noughts are at the end of these giant numbers?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
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?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
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?"
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.
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. . . .
Complete the following expressions so that each one gives a four digit number as the product of two two digit numbers and uses the digits 1 to 8 once and only once.
Find the highest power of 11 that will divide into 1000! exactly.
Each letter represents a different positive digit AHHAAH / JOKE = HA What are the values of each of the letters?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?
Ben passed a third of his counters to Jack, Jack passed a quarter of his counters to Emma and Emma passed a fifth of her counters to Ben. After this they all had the same number of counters.
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.
Can you work out what size grid you need to read our secret message?
Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...
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?
Make a line of green and a line of yellow rods so that the lines differ in length by one (a white rod)
How did the the rotation robot make these patterns?