Six creative ideas for practical maths lessons

Six creative ideas for practical maths lessons

From designing bling swimming pools for Beyonce and Jay-Z to spaghetti trigonometry, teachers share their top tips on practical maths activities that will really engage students

Maths Scrabble

This is a variation on the letter scrabble games and has some different rules to make it easier. It is a challenging game and you may want to change some of the rules for differentiation.

Quick Maths Menus are a set of leaflets that look like takeaway menus but have easily digestible maths activities. The leaflets have been designed for union learning reps to use and have space to add contact details.

Quick Maths Menus are a set of leaflets that look like takeaway menus but have easily digestible maths activities. The leaflets have been designed for union learning reps to use and have space to add contact details.

This activity begins with an example of how to get from a start number to a given finish number using given operations such as +5 or x3. Students are then presented with a set of structured problems involving them selecting ways of getting from a start number to a finish number using other given operations.

This activity begins with an example of how to get from a start number to a given finish number using given operations such as +5 or x3. Students are then presented with a set of structured problems involving them selecting ways of getting from a start number to a finish number using other given operations.

Use these templates to play Deal Or No Deal in lessons

Use these templates to play Deal Or No Deal in lessons! Cross curricular and fun for a plenary in any subject.

Follow Me Cards covering mental calculations and time. Suitable for use as a Warm Up Activity.

Follow Me Cards covering mental calculations and time. Suitable for use as a Warm Up Activity.

Countdown numbers game, based on the numbers game from the TV show

Countdown numbers game, based on the numbers game from the TV show

The Price is Right: estimate the price of the whole basket of items

The Price is Right: estimate the price of the whole basket of items


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