You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.
I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
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 the first 'n' positive integers and found that my answer was a 3 digit number in which all the digits were the same...
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
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.
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?
Explore the factors of the numbers which are written as 10101 in different number bases. Prove that the numbers 10201, 11011 and 10101 are composite in any base.
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?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
When the number x 1 x x x is multiplied by 417 this gives the answer 9 x x x 0 5 7. Find the missing digits, each of which is represented by an "x" .
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?
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
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?
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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 cuboid that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?
Prove that if a^2+b^2 is a multiple of 3 then both a and b are multiples of 3.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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 game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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.
The number 12 = 2^2 × 3 has 6 factors. What is the smallest natural number with exactly 36 factors?
Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.
Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?
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?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
Find the largest integer which divides every member of the following sequence: 1^5-1, 2^5-2, 3^5-3, ... n^5-n.
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?"
Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
Each letter represents a different positive digit AHHAAH / JOKE = HA What are the values of each of the letters?
Find the highest power of 11 that will divide into 1000! exactly.
How many integers between 1 and 1200 are NOT multiples of any of the numbers 2, 3 or 5?
Follow this recipe for sieving numbers and see what interesting patterns emerge.
Ben, Jack and Emma passed counters to each other and ended with the same number of counters. How many did they start with?
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?
Can you work out what size grid you need to read our secret message?
Can you make lines of Cuisenaire rods that differ by 1?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
Can you work out how many lengths I swim each day?
Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?
How did the the rotation robot make these patterns?