On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had. In the second article, Jennie offers you practical ways to investigate aspects of your classroom culture and in the third article, she suggests three ways in which we can support children in becoming competent problem solvers. Secret Number Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. How many blocks would be needed to build an up-and-down staircase with 5 steps up and 5 steps down?

On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. Can you get four in a row? Explore the properties of some groups such as: The numbers 1 – 9 may be used once and once only. Number Arrays Age 5 to 11 This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful reprentation for many number concepts. If you know the numbers that come out, what multiplication might be going on in the box? This challenge encourages you to explore dividing a three-digit number by a single-digit number.

Age 5 to 11 The tasks in this feature are all about practising times tables, but with a difference What’s All the Talking About?

# Multiplication and Division KS1 :

Can you find the factors? Find the identity and the inverse of the element x. All the Digits Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: Can you sort out the clues and find the number? A game for 2 people. Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level: This big box multiplies anything that goes inside it by the same number.

## 259 Matches for multiplication

Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square? Multiplying and Dividing Age 7 to 11 Try these problems, which are all about multiplying and dividing different numbers. What happens when you add pairs of the numbers together?

The numbers 1 – 9 may be used once and once only. Help share out the biscuits the children have made.

Ip Dip Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level: Think Plan Communicate Mathematically Age 5 to Mystery Matrix Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red multipliccation. This problem is designed to help children to learn, and to use, the two and three times tables.

Lots of Lollies Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: Multiplication Squares Probllem 7 to 11 Nricy Level: Factor Track Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level: Funny Factorisation Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: Four Go Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Always, Sometimes or Never?

Annie and Ben are playing a game with a calculator.

Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. You can put more than one weight on a hook.

# Multiplication and Division KS2 :

In the multiplication table on the right, only some of the numbers have been given. Place four pebbles on the sand in the form of a square.

Can you work out the irrational numbers prblem belong in the circles to make the multiplication arithmagon correct? Keep adding as few pebbles as necessary to double the area.

What number did she multiply 54 by? These upper primary tasks could all be tackled using a trial and improvement approach.