Maths - Searching for treasure

16th December 2011 at 00:00

What the lesson is about

Mathematical treasure hunts are a fantastic way to engage pupils in meaningful revision or to test and consolidate understanding of a topic. Laura Rees Hughes has created some high-quality treasure hunt resources and uploaded them all to TES Resources. They cover a range of topics and are suitable for all ages and ability levels. They get pupils doing loads of questions in a short space of time and with a smile on their faces.


- Print out the cards and stick them around the classroom.

- Pupils select the colour they will follow - amber has more support and green has more challenge.

- Pupils choose a ticket to start at and answer the question on it.

- They write down the answer.

- To find the next question, they have to hunt for the ticket with their answer at the top.

- They continue until they get back to the ticket they started at (they should have 10 answers at this point).

- Check the answers and give a prize for the first to finish to keep the pupils motivated.

All we want for Christmas

Make maths merry with 12 new interactive maths games from TES Topics, available free from the makers of TESiboard resources. In the elf-flinger game, Father Christmas has all the presents stacked in his warehouse but his crane has broken. To help, pupils must fling an elf up to grab the presents before falling safely to the ground, but they have to choose the correct angle and power to reach the presents. Download the 12 Games of Christmas at and enter TESXmas11 in the voucher code.

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