# Resources tagged with: Multiplication & division

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Broad Topics > Calculations and Numerical Methods > Multiplication & division ### Making Pathways

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs? ### Square Subtraction

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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? ### Largest Number

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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. ##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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. . . . ### Repeaters

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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. ### Oh! Hidden Inside?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776. ### Journeys on the Gattegno Tens Chart

##### Age 5 to 11

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. ### Why 8?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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. . . . ### A First Product Sudoku

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku? ### Eminit

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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? ### As Easy as 1,2,3

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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. . . . ### Number Tracks

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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? ##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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. . . . ### Times Right

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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? ### Thirty Six Exactly

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

The number 12 = 2^2 � 3 has 6 factors. What is the smallest natural number with exactly 36 factors? ### Legs Eleven

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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? ### Cows and Sheep

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field. ### Going Round in Circles

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Mathematicians are always looking for efficient methods for solving problems. How efficient can you be? ### What Is the Question?

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

These pictures and answers leave the viewer with the problem "What is the Question". Can you give the question and how the answer follows? ### Six Numbered Cubes

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: ### Six Ten Total

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This challenge combines addition, multiplication, perseverance and even proof. ### Double Digit

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Powers of numbers behave in surprising ways. Take a look at some of these and try to explain why they are true. ### Alphabetti Sudoku

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards. ##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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 One in Seven Chance

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

What is the remainder when 2^{164}is divided by 7? ### Activities on the Gattegno Chart

##### Age 5 to 11

In this article, Alf outlines six activities using the Gattegno chart, which help to develop understanding of place value, multiplication and division. ### A Mixed-up Clock

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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? ### Being Resourceful - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration. ### Remainders

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

I'm thinking of a number. My number is both a multiple of 5 and a multiple of 6. What could my number be? ### Looking at Lego

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This task offers an opportunity to explore all sorts of number relationships, but particularly multiplication. ### X Is 5 Squares

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described? ### The Pied Piper of Hamelin

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether! ### Jumping

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

After training hard, these two children have improved their results. Can you work out the length or height of their first jumps? ### Difficulties with Division

##### Age 5 to 11

This article for teachers looks at how teachers can use problems from the NRICH site to help them teach division. ### Napier's Bones

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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? ### Learning Times Tables

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

In November, Liz was interviewed for an article on a parents' website about learning times tables. Read the article here. ### Dice and Spinner Numbers

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

If you had any number of ordinary dice, what are the possible ways of making their totals 6? What would the product of the dice be each time? ### Machines

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What is happening at each box in these machines? ### Integrated Product Sudoku

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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. ### Ducking and Dividing

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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? ### How Much Did it Cost?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether. ### Penta Post

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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? ### Function Machines

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

If the numbers 5, 7 and 4 go into this function machine, what numbers will come out? ### Multiples Sudoku

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells. ### The Remainders Game

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number. ### Countdown

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game. ### Being Resilient - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience. ### Sept03 Sept03 Sept03

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This number has 903 digits. What is the sum of all 903 digits? ### Rabbits in the Pen

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?