Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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 explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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.
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
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?"
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?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
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?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire 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?
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 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.
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
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?
Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...
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...
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.
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
How many numbers less than 1000 are NOT divisible by either: a) 2 or 5; or b) 2, 5 or 7?
I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
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.
How did the the rotation robot make these patterns?
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.
The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?
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?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
Find the highest power of 11 that will divide into 1000! exactly.
What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?
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.
Twice a week I go swimming and swim the same number of lengths of the pool each time. As I swim, I count the lengths I've done so far, and make it into a fraction of the whole number of lengths I. . . .
Follow this recipe for sieving numbers and see what interesting patterns emerge.
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?
Can you work out what size grid you need to read our secret message?
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?
Can you make lines of Cuisenaire rods that differ by 1?
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
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.
Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?
Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...
I'm thinking of a number. My number is both a multiple of 5 and a multiple of 6. What could my number be?
Using the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, mulitply a two two digit numbers are multiplied to give a four digit number, so that the expression is correct. How many different solutions can you find?