What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?
Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is odd.
The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
Can you find six numbers to go in the Daisy from which you can make all the numbers from 1 to a number bigger than 25?
In the following sum the letters A, B, C, D, E and F stand for six distinct digits. Find all the ways of replacing the letters with digits so that the arithmetic is correct.
This addition sum uses all ten digits 0, 1, 2...9 exactly once. Find the sum and show that the one you give is the only possibility.
Replace each letter with a digit to make this addition correct.
This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, focuses on 'open squares'. What would the next five open squares look like?
Using 3 rods of integer lengths, none longer than 10 units and not using any rod more than once, you can measure all the lengths in whole units from 1 to 10 units. How many ways can you do this?
Investigate the totals you get when adding numbers on the diagonal of this pattern in threes.
In sheep talk the only letters used are B and A. A sequence of words is formed by following certain rules. What do you notice when you count the letters in each word?
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. . . .
Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME
Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field.
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
If you take a three by three square on a 1-10 addition square and multiply the diagonally opposite numbers together, what is the difference between these products. Why?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Try out some calculations. Are you surprised by the results?
Investigate the different ways that fifteen schools could have given money in a charity fundraiser.
Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!
Try out this number trick. What happens with different starting numbers? What do you notice?
If each of these three shapes has a value, can you find the totals of the combinations? Perhaps you can use the shapes to make the given totals?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.
Throughout these challenges, the touching faces of any adjacent dice must have the same number. Can you find a way of making the total on the top come to each number from 11 to 18 inclusive?
Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
Choose any three by three square of dates on a calendar page...
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Ben’s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?
Can you draw a continuous line through 16 numbers on this grid so that the total of the numbers you pass through is as high as possible?
A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
How can we help students make sense of addition and subtraction of negative numbers?
Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?
Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
In this section from a calendar, put a square box around the 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th. Add all the pairs of numbers. What do you notice about the answers?
A brief article written for pupils about mathematical symbols.
If the numbers 5, 7 and 4 go into this function machine, what numbers will come out?
Go through the maze, collecting and losing your money as you go. Which route gives you the highest return? And the lowest?
Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.