31 or None

Gratefully shared with permission from NZ Maths This activity is based on an ancient Chinese game in which players had to make given totals by using four single-digit numbers and the four operations. Thirty-one is a good target as there are many ways in which students can reach this score. Students could use a tally […]

Gala Games

This is a game of chance designed to give the students practice adding and subtracting small amounts of money while keeping a running total. In particular, it can give the students excellent experience in:• calculating mentally (with partners checking calculations)• using the memory function of a calculator.Some students may need help to interpret the problems, […]

Cover Up Kiwi

A favourite game of mine for getting kids thinking about the different ways that numbers can be split. Can be enjoyed by all ages and ability levels. Credit: Shared with permission from NZMaths