Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
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 way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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?"
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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...
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
Using the digits 1 to 9, the number 4396 can be written as the product of two numbers. Can you find the factors?
Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
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.
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?
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.
Explain why the arithmetic sequence 1, 14, 27, 40, ... contains many terms of the form 222...2 where only the digit 2 appears.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
Using your knowledge of the properties of numbers, can you fill all the squares on the board?
What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?
The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?
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?
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.
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. 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?
I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
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.
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
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.
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.
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...
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.
Each letter represents a different positive digit AHHAAH / JOKE = HA What are the values of each of the letters?
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. . . .
Make a line of green and a line of yellow rods so that the lines differ in length by one (a white rod)
How many integers between 1 and 1200 are NOT multiples of any of the numbers 2, 3 or 5?
The number 12 = 2^2 × 3 has 6 factors. What is the smallest natural number with exactly 36 factors?
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?
Find the highest power of 11 that will divide into 1000! exactly.
Can you work out what size grid you need to read our secret message?