Resources tagged with: Multiplication & division

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Broad Topics > Calculations and Numerical Methods > Multiplication & division

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.

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. . . .

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?

Ones Only

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Find the smallest whole number which, when mutiplied by 7, gives a product consisting entirely of ones.

Largest Product

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Which set of numbers that add to 10 have the largest product?

One O Five

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

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. . . .

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.

Surprising Split

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?

Six Ten Total

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

This challenge combines addition, multiplication, perseverance and even proof.

The Genie in the Jar

Age 11 to 14
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This jar used to hold perfumed oil. It contained enough oil to fill granid silver bottles. Each bottle held enough to fill ozvik golden goblets and each goblet held enough to fill vaswik crystal. . . .

Gabriel's Problem

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?

Multiply the Addition Square

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?

Product Sudoku

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.

Missing Multipliers

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?

The Remainders Game

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

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

Factoring Factorials

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Find the highest power of 11 that will divide into 1000! exactly.

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?

Powerful Factorial

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

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!?

Alphabetti Sudoku

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.

Double Digit

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

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. . . .

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?

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.

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?

Six Numbered Cubes

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

This task combines spatial awareness with addition and multiplication.

A First Product Sudoku

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

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

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?

Adding All Nine

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. . . .

Funny Factorisation

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

Using the digits 1 to 9, the number 4396 can be written as the product of two numbers. Can you find the factors?

Charitable Pennies

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

Investigate the different ways that fifteen schools could have given money in a charity fundraiser.

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.

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?

A One in Seven Chance

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

What is the remainder when 2^{164}is divided by 7?

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?

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?

Multiples Sudoku

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.

Please Explain

Age 11 to 14
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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. . . .

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.

Route Product

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Find the product of the numbers on the routes from A to B. Which route has the smallest product? Which the largest?

Zargon Glasses

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

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?

Book Codes

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

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?

Being Resilient - Primary Number

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

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.

Tom's Number

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will only answer 'yes' or 'no'.

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?

Multiplication Series: Illustrating Number Properties with Arrays

Age 5 to 11

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,. . . .

Method in Multiplying Madness?

Age 7 to 14
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Watch our videos of multiplication methods that you may not have met before. Can you make sense of them?

Ducking and Dividing

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Asteroid Blast

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

Divide it Out

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?

Magic Potting Sheds

Age 11 to 14
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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?