Using the 8 dominoes make a square where each of the columns and rows adds up to 8
There are exactly 3 ways to add 4 odd numbers to get 10. Find all the ways of adding 8 odd numbers to get 20. To be sure of getting all the solutions you will need to be systematic. What about. . . .
A combination mechanism for a safe comprises thirty-two tumblers numbered from one to thirty-two in such a way that the numbers in each wheel total 132... Could you open the safe?
Try out some calculations. Are you surprised by the results?
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.
Choose two digits and arrange them to make two double-digit numbers. Now add your double-digit numbers. Now add your single digit numbers. Divide your double-digit answer by your single-digit answer. . . .
Ann thought of 5 numbers and told Bob all the sums that could be made by adding the numbers in pairs. The list of sums is 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10,10, 11, 12. Help Bob to find out which numbers Ann was. . . .
Replace each letter with a digit to make this addition correct.
When I type a sequence of letters my calculator gives the product of all the numbers in the corresponding memories. What numbers should I store so that when I type 'ONE' it returns 1, and when I type. . . .
Can you arrange the digits 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 into three 3-digit numbers such that their total is close to 1500?
This challenge is to make up YOUR OWN alphanumeric. Each letter represents a digit and where the same letter appears more than once it must represent the same digit each time.
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
What happens when you add a three digit number to its reverse?
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"?
Skippy and Anna are locked in a room in a large castle. The key to that room, and all the other rooms, is a number. The numbers are locked away in a problem. Can you help them to get out?
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
Can you crack these cryptarithms?
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?
If you wrote all the possible four digit numbers made by using each of the digits 2, 4, 5, 7 once, what would they add up to?
This article suggests some ways of making sense of calculations involving positive and negative numbers.
What is the largest number you can make using the three digits 2, 3 and 4 in any way you like, using any operations you like? You can only use each digit once.
By selecting digits for an addition grid, what targets can you make?
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?
You have four jugs of 9, 7, 4 and 2 litres capacity. The 9 litre jug is full of wine, the others are empty. Can you divide the wine into three equal quantities?
This article explains how to make your own magic square to mark a special occasion with the special date of your choice on the top line.
A cinema has 100 seats. Show how it is possible to sell exactly 100 tickets and take exactly £100 if the prices are £10 for adults, 50p for pensioners and 10p for children.
Play this game to learn about adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers
Find the numbers in this sum
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
In this simulation of a balance, you can drag numbers and parts of number sentences on to the trays. Have a play!
Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field.
Try out this number trick. What happens with different starting numbers? What do you notice?
How many different differences can you make?
In this 100 square, look at the green square which contains the numbers 2, 3, 12 and 13. What is the sum of the numbers that are diagonally opposite each other? What do you notice?
Crosses can be drawn on number grids of various sizes. What do you notice when you add opposite ends?
A brief article written for pupils about mathematical symbols.
This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.
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. . . .
How many ways can you find to put in operation signs (+ - x ÷) to make 100?
Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME
How can we help students make sense of addition and subtraction of negative numbers?
Can you score 100 by throwing rings on this board? Is there more than way to do it?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, invites you to explore the different combinations of scores that you might get on these dart boards.
There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?
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?