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Crystal Shapes 2

This activity from Cre8ate maths explores Platonic solids, which are formed from regular polygons where all their faces are identical and all their vertices are identical too. Students are told that there are only five platonic solids, which they can build using triangles, squares and pentagons. Completing the...

Bank Balance

This Free-standing Mathematics Activity from the Nuffield Foundation is designed as a game to give students practice in working with money, entering items onto a bank statement and calculating the balance. To play the game, cards are placed face down in a pile. Students then take turns to turn over a card, enter...

Christmas party planning

In this problem solving activity children choose and carry out a range of calculations in order to plan a Christmas event. The party has to suit a particular number of people and fit within a specific budget so they have to make decisions by looking at realistic pricing options such as: per-person, according to...

Painting the Playground

This activity from Cre8ate maths lends itself to the development of personal thinking and learning skills, based on activities for a playground. Making a maze involves students in quite complex 2-D visualisation, working with a prepared spreadsheet, in excel, which encourages students to refine and redraft their...

Capacity Problems

In this activity children are challenged to solve a range of problems relating to capacity in a meaningful context. Children choose a card from a series of cards with capacities indicated on them. They then work in pairs or small groups to discuss how they can create the quantity by using three containers of...

Pirate Board Game

Aimed at Early Years this game provides many opportunities for developing number recognition, counting skills and discussion.

Each player is given a certain amount of coins at the start and as they travel along the board they will gain or lose coins depending on the cards that they are required to pick up....

Multiplication and Division by Powers of 10: Follow Me Cards

Two sets of follow me cards, the first of which requires students to multiply a whole number by 10 or 100 to find the next card. The second set requires students to divide whole numbers by 10 or 100.

Perfectly Printable Puzzles *suitable for home teaching*

These materials from Planet Science cover the topic areas of plants and animals in the local environment, sorting and using materials, grouping and changing materials, looking at similarities and differences, variation and number and shape. Aimed at children from Early Years through to Key Stage One they include a...

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