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 […]

Daily Challenge – 6th June 2019

I am digging a round hole that is 10 feet deep with a diameter of 3 feet. How much dirt do you think there is in the hole? Answer: None

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

Daily Challenge – 1st June 2019

This is the song that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends, some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, they all continued singing it forever, just because, This is the song that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends, some people started singing it, not knowing […]