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

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.

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

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

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

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. . . .

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?

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!?

56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these two numbers?

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. . . .

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

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

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

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?

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. . . .

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?

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?

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. . . .

Find the number which has 8 divisors, such that the product of the divisors is 331776.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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?

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" .

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

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

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

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. . . .

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.

The number 10112359550561797752808988764044943820224719 is called a 'slippy number' because, when the last digit 9 is moved to the front, the new number produced is the slippy number multiplied by 9.

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.

What is the least square number which commences with six two's?

Mathematicians are always looking for efficient methods for solving problems. How efficient can you be?

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. . . .

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

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?

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.

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

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

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?

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

Here is a picnic that Petros and Michael are going to share equally. Can you tell us what each of them will have?

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?

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?

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

This task combines spatial awareness with addition and multiplication.