Maths resource of the week 33

Each week Craig Barton picks out a TES maths resource that has caught his eye and records a short video about it.

Maths resource of the week 33


Each week Craig Barton, creator of www.mrbartonmaths.com, picks out a TES maths resource that has caught his eye and records a short video about it. These videos will attempt to explain why Craig likes the resource, and offer up a few ideas about how it might be used in the classroom. If you have watched the video, downloaded the resource, and then used it in a lesson, it would be fantastic if you could return to this page to share your thoughts and ideas in the Comments section below, or to simply pass on your thanks to the author!

To access all the Resources of the Week from this year, and the archived collection from last year, just click on the links at the bottom of the page. And if you've spotted a resource that you feel not enough people know about, then just drop me an email.




One of my all-time favourite games to play is Taboo, and so when I saw how mrs_lack had cleverly brought the fun and brilliance of the game into the maths classroom, I just couldn't resist making it Resource of the Week! Students are challenged to describe key words such as "rectangle" without saying any of the following words: "oblong, square, right, four". Try it, it is not as easy as it sounds! Not only is this great fun, but it also gets students thinking really deeply about the properties of the words and concepts used. Once they have played the game, there is then the opportunity for students to come up with their own words, which will stretch their knowledge and imagination to the limits. This is a wonderful resource that has great potential across lots of areas of maths, age ranges, and ability groups.

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