Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
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?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
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?
The number 12 = 2^2 × 3 has 6 factors. What is the smallest natural number with exactly 36 factors?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?
I'm thinking of a number. My number is both a multiple of 5 and a multiple of 6. What could my number be?
Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.
Your vessel, the Starship Diophantus, has become damaged in deep space. Can you use your knowledge of times tables and some lightning reflexes to survive?
Using the digits 1 to 9, the number 4396 can be written as the product of two numbers. Can you find the factors?
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
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.
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. . . .
The value of the circle changes in each of the following problems. Can you discover its value in each problem?
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?
Visitors to Earth from the distant planet of Zub-Zorna were amazed when they found out that when the digits in this multiplication were reversed, the answer was the same! Find a way to explain. . . .
These pictures and answers leave the viewer with the problem "What is the Question". Can you give the question and how the answer follows?
Can you score 100 by throwing rings on this board? Is there more than way to do it?
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.
Benâ€™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?
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. . . .
6! = 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1. The highest power of 2 that divides exactly into 6! is 4 since (6!) / (2^4 ) = 45. What is the highest power of two that divides exactly into 100!?
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.
Look on the back of any modern book and you will find an ISBN code. Take this code and calculate this sum in the way shown. Can you see what the answers always have in common?
Choose any four consecutive even numbers. Multiply the two middle numbers together. Multiply the first and last numbers. Now subtract your second answer from the first. Try it with your own. . . .
Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
Take any four digit number. Move the first digit to the end and move the rest along. Now add your two numbers. Did you get a multiple of 11?
Find the highest power of 11 that will divide into 1000! exactly.
Look at what happens when you take a number, square it and subtract your answer. What kind of number do you get? Can you prove it?
Alf describes how the Gattegno chart helped a class of 7-9 year olds gain an awareness of place value and of the inverse relationship between multiplication and division.
Take the number 6 469 693 230 and divide it by the first ten prime numbers and you'll find the most beautiful, most magic of all numbers. What is it?
Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
Mathematicians are always looking for efficient methods for solving problems. How efficient can you be?
This challenge combines addition, multiplication, perseverance and even proof.
This task combines spatial awareness with addition and multiplication.
Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
A number game requiring a strategy.
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" .
In this article, Alf outlines six activities using the Gattegno chart, which help to develop understanding of place value, multiplication and division.
This article for primary teachers encourages exploration of two fundamental ideas, exchange and 'unitising', which will help children become more fluent when calculating.
This task offers an opportunity to explore all sorts of number relationships, but particularly multiplication.
In this article for primary teachers, Lynne McClure outlines what is meant by fluency in the context of number and explains how our selection of NRICH tasks can help.
Here are the prices for 1st and 2nd class mail within the UK. You have an unlimited number of each of these stamps. Which stamps would you need to post a parcel weighing 825g?
Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.
This article for teachers looks at how teachers can use problems from the NRICH site to help them teach division.