Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Using some or all of the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and using the digits 3, 3, 8 and 8 each once and only once make an expression equal to 24.
This magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!
You can work out the number someone else is thinking of as follows. Ask a friend to think of any natural number less than 100. Then ask them to tell you the remainders when this number is divided by. . . .
After training hard, these two children have improved their results. Can you work out the length or height of their first jumps?
A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?
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. . . .
All the girls would like a puzzle each for Christmas and all the boys would like a book each. Solve the riddle to find out how many puzzles and books Santa left.
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.
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
Here is a picnic that Petros and Michael are going to share equally. Can you tell us what each of them will have?
Where will the point stop after it has turned through 30 000 degrees? I took out my calculator and typed 30 000 ÷ 360. How did this help?
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?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?
There are 44 people coming to a dinner party. There are 15 square tables that seat 4 people. Find a way to seat the 44 people using all 15 tables, with no empty places.
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
The Scot, John Napier, invented these strips about 400 years ago to help calculate multiplication and division. Can you work out how to use Napier's bones to find the answer to these multiplications?
Find the smallest whole number which, when mutiplied by 7, gives a product consisting entirely of ones.
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
Grandma found her pie balanced on the scale with two weights and a quarter of a pie. So how heavy was each pie?
The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?
Investigate the different ways that fifteen schools could have given money in a charity fundraiser.
Using the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 once and only once, and the operations x and ÷ once and only once, what is the smallest whole number you can make?
A number game requiring a strategy.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Find the product of the numbers on the routes from A to B. Which route has the smallest product? Which the largest?
Cherri, Saxon, Mel and Paul are friends. They are all different ages. Can you find out the age of each friend using the information?
This Sudoku puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers on the border lines between pairs of neighbouring squares of the grid.
Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?
This article for primary teachers encourages exploration of two fundamental ideas, exchange and 'unitising', which will help children become more fluent when calculating.
Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?
Annie cut this numbered cake into 3 pieces with 3 cuts so that the numbers on each piece added to the same total. Where were the cuts and what fraction of the whole cake was each piece?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.
Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.
This article for teachers describes how modelling number properties involving multiplication using an array of objects not only allows children to represent their thinking with concrete materials,. . . .
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?
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?
How many ways can you find to put in operation signs (+ - x ÷) to make 100?
Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.
Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?
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.