Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?"
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this 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.
Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.
How many numbers less than 1000 are NOT divisible by either: a) 2 or 5; or b) 2, 5 or 7?
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?
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?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
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...
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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.
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?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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?
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?
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.
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...
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.
Each letter represents a different positive digit AHHAAH / JOKE = HA What are the values of each of the letters?
I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
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?
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?
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
Can you work out what size grid you need to read our secret message?
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.
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
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?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
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. . . .
Can you make lines of Cuisenaire rods that differ by 1?
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?
Ben, Jack and Emma passed counters to each other and ended with the same number of counters. How many did they start with?
Lyndon chose this as one of his favourite problems. It is accessible but needs some careful analysis of what is included and what is not. A systematic approach is really helpful.
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?
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 to 9, the number 4396 can be written as the product of two numbers. Can you find the factors?
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.
In how many ways can the number 1 000 000 be expressed as the product of three positive integers?
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.