Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
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?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
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.
I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
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?
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.
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?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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...
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.
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.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
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.
Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?
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?
The five digit number A679B, in base ten, is divisible by 72. What are the values of A and B?
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...
Make a line of green and a line of yellow rods so that the lines differ in length by one (a white rod)
The number 12 = 2^2 × 3 has 6 factors. What is the smallest natural number with exactly 36 factors?
Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...
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.
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.
You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
Can you work out what size grid you need to read our secret message?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?
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?
What is the remainder when 2^2002 is divided by 7? What happens with different powers of 2?
A number N is divisible by 10, 90, 98 and 882 but it is NOT divisible by 50 or 270 or 686 or 1764. It is also known that N is a factor of 9261000. What is N?
I put eggs into a basket in groups of 7 and noticed that I could easily have divided them into piles of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 and always have one left over. How many eggs were in the basket?
What is the largest number which, when divided into 1905, 2587, 3951, 7020 and 8725 in turn, leaves the same remainder each time?
What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?
How many numbers less than 1000 are NOT divisible by either: a) 2 or 5; or b) 2, 5 or 7?
Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?
Helen made the conjecture that "every multiple of six has more factors than the two numbers either side of it". Is this conjecture true?