This resource is differentiated six ways and covers a range of objectives for Year 2, Year 4 and Year 6 including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
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Penalty Shoot Out Maths Game
This is great for end of term fun!
All answers are included.
There are 3 matches and a total of 60 questions.
The questions are mental maths questions such as:-
• What is 1,000 minus 2?
• What is 7 squared?
• What is 2.3 add 1.4?
This resource is suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3 (years 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9).
The resource can be printed in black and white or colour.
The document is 6 pages in total.
Teacher’s Instructions - Match Rules
• Divide the players into 2 teams – e.g. blue and red (or choose team names).
• Each team nominates one person to take the 1st penalty.
The nominated students both stand up.
The teacher asks the blue team question 1 to the blue team player and awards a penalty if the student answers correctly.
The red team penalty taker is then asked the matching red question 1 and awarded a penalty if the answer is correct.
• Another person from each team is then chosen to take the 2nd penalty.
• Play continues for 10 rounds and then the number of goals is added up for each team.
• If there is a draw, play goes to extra time.
Each team chooses their best player to take the final penalty.
Only one question is asked and the 1st player to answer correctly wins the whole match for the team.
• At the end of the match, players in the winning team pick a “man of the match” - the student who they think played the best.
• This game can also be played by groups of students by allowing one student to be the “teacher”.
• It might be fun if the teacher uses their whistle and acts as the referee.
• Teachers may also want to allow a victory dance/celebration on scoring a penalty!
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Keywords: fun, summer, end of term, game, team game, maths activity, football, soccer.
Fun, competitive games which encourage children to practise and apply the mathematical skills they have been learning.
Included in the bundle:
1 more or less
10 more or less
Doubles and near doubles
Fractions ½, ¼, ¾
Using multiplication, one or two players multiply the two digit numbers by the single digit numbers.
First to complete a line wins!
The pack includes the game at one level (1x1 digit, 2x2 digits to be added shortly), a page of answers and a page of calculations to be completed. This is so that you have the choice of what level to give your students to work at.
Ideal for maths intervention groups.
The resource is made using the OpenDyslexia font making it suitable for those who are Dyslexic or Dyscalculic.
A package of games and activities, which can be used as part of the lesson, between lessons or by TAs or parents helpers as a support activity for lower ability children. Activities mainly to do with the 4 operations.
There are 8 pages of spinners and 2 pages of arrows. You can print one large spinner per page or 3 small spinners per page.
These spinners are great for a variety of Maths Games and Maths Centres. I use the smaller spinners for students to cut out and place in their Math notebooks for early finishers.
To fasten the arrow to the spinner, use a brad or a paper clip.
This game pack contains 5 popular fraction games combined into one pack. By purchasing this you get one of the games for free (if you were to purchase each seperately).
Leap Frog Fractions
Sing a Song of Fractions
Printable, well-differentiated Four in a Row Game Boards for starters / warm ups and early finisher activities in KS2 Maths / Numeracy lessons. Great for revision or consolidation of new concepts. Includes games for Area, Money, Doubles and Halves, Times Tables and Decimals.
Expand your bank of Key Stage 2 games with this great value BUNDLE of easy-to-prepare, fun and strategic 4-in-a-rows. Most just require printing and laminating. I recommend printing in A3 but A4 would be okay too. You might need to quickly adjust printer settings with some of the files. Laminate games to use again and again, with children writing on the boards with a dry-wipe marker / whiteboard pen.
INSTRUCTIONS: Two children (or two pairs of children) take it in turns to write an answer in a box. Ideally they use a different colour whiteboard pen, however if this is not possible they could add an initial or symbol each time too. First to get 4 in a row - vertically, horizontally or diagonally - is the winner. The games work especially well if students roll a dice to determine which column they should answer a question from. The columns are numbered 1-6. If the column is already completed, they could either miss a go or roll again.
**You can find previews and more information about each resource that is included in this bundle if you click on them but here are some details: **
**CHANGE FOR £20 **
2 standard game boards and 2 lower ability boards. Children roll dice to find out which column they can do a calculation in and then must work out the change required for £20 for one of the items pictured and priced in that column. Children write on the change using different colour whiteboard pens or add their initials. All answers included.
**DOUBLES AND HALVES **
10 boards to consolidate doubling and halving of two and three digit numbers. Includes a one-star version of both the doubling and halving game for younger or lower ability pupils - sidebars are included, featuring all answers, which children can strike through when used. It’s also included without the answer sidebars in case your pupils don’t need this added support. This version focuses on lower 2-digit numbers and multiples of 10. Then there’s four different, more challenging versions of both the doubling and halving boards (two and three-star versions). All answers included. Play as the money game above.
3 differentiated boards: One-star version - area of rectangles, squares and right-angled triangles. No conversion required. Two-star version – as above but with more challenging calculations. Some conversion required between centimetres, metres etc. Includes decimal lengths and breadths. Three-star version - area of rectangles, squares, right-angled triangles and compound shapes. Some conversion required. Includes decimal lengths and breadths and more challenging calculations. Some of the compound shapes require children to work out the length of a side, using other given sides, before they can work out the area. Children will be able to do some of the calculations mentally but could use paper or mini whiteboards to work out the more challenging ones before writing in the answer on the grid.
4 Times Table Boards in colour and black and white versions. All 4 available in LA supported versions (with answer sideboards), standard version (2-9 times tables) and in a version with 11 and 12 times tables added. Use whiteboard pens as in the games above.
**DECIMAL PLACE VALUE **
Consolidate place value to 2 or 3 decimal places. 2 differentiated boards: The 1 star board was originally designed to go with the cards to 2 decimal places, while the more challenging 2 star version was designed for the cards to 3 decimal places. However, both sets of cards would work with either board. For use with this game are two sets of 54 decimal number cards featuring numbers from 0.001 to 2.01 (1 set includes numbers up to 2 decimal places, the other up to 3 decimal places).
I hope these resources save you time and help your pupils learn in a fun way. Thank you so much if you are able to spare the time to review them on TES.
You might be interested in my popular bundle of Hidden Word Puzzles for Rounding, Multiplication, Fractions and Negative Numbers: Maths Puzzles
What about this festive mental maths puzzle pack? Avoid adding to your workload at this busy time of year - simply print and photocopy: Christmas Mental Maths Puzzles
My Crossnumber Puzzles are popular too:
Place Value Puzzles
Mental Maths Puzzles Year 5 / 6
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Elves and Santas is a seasonal variation of snakes and ladders. The resource can be enlarged to A3 size and laminated. There are 70 squares on the board. The game can be played with regular dice or numbered dice.
This game is particularly appropriate for reception and Year 1 children (EYFS) as it will help to reinforce number recognition and counting skills. It can also be used with Special Education (SEN) pupils and will also help to develop turn-taking and social skills.
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A simple but effective game which revises different topics in maths.
Pupils play in teams. They choose an area (eg ratio) from the game board. The PowerPoint will throw up a question about the chosen area and reveal the answer when clicked.
This activity can easily last a whole one hour lesson. Pupils enjoy the competitive element. It can be used as a ‘fun’ way to revise maths in preparation for the KS2 SATs.
Categories in the game: calculation, reading scales, algebra, perimeter, area, angle, fractions, decimals, percentages, data handling (pie charts, line graphs), measure, co-ordinates etc.
Lego maths game. Three different ability lego maths games designed to encourage children to develop their addition and subtraction skills. Pupils start off with a set number of bricks and add/subtract bricks as they move around the board after rolling a dice. The winning pupils are the pupil with the most bricks and the pupil who finished the board game first.
Its important that pupils record their addition and subtraction sums while playing the game.
FANTASTIC RESOURCE - Children love to play this game.
I’m super proud of this resource. I created it for an Ofsted observation and the HMI called it ‘Genius’. That was a first!
Aimed at KS4 SEND students, it’s got clear literacy and life skills links and can be easily adapted to suit most topics. I’ve left the WALT and differentiated WILFs to show how I used it, but the money cards blank so you can input whatever content that is most relevant to you.
Colourful, funny and pacy presentation with challenge opportunities and subject matter that the students can relate to.
Question cards with different monetary values (these are slides at the end of the presentation)
Engaging collaborative task
Opportunities for self-assessment
Full, detailed lesson plan
You can use fake money or create your own. I downloaded this fantastic resource and edited it to reflect my school: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/your-school-bank-notes-6160301
Please let me know how it goes, or leave some feedback/suggestions! I’d love to hear them.
These 7 appealing games are ideal to play in small groups. Laminate the jars and sweets to make them last. You may wish to laminate several pages of the sweets.
Games include addition, subtraction, different value using points, and money.
1) Sweet Jars.
2) A page of different sweets.
3) Game Ideas.
4) What each sweet is worth in points.
5) What each sweet is worth in money.
Watch your students develop speed and fluency in multiplication with these fun dice games! Use in your Maths groups or centres.
Allows for differentiation and use the different game boards to focus on different times tables. Allows students to use 6, 8, 10 or 12 sided dice depending on their ability level.
Noughts and Crosses - Four pages of this multiplication version of Noughts and Crosses / Tic Tac Toe. Each page uses a different number sided dice with 6 games on each page.
5 In A Row - Students can practice up to their 12 times tables using these 5 games. First to cover 5 in a row wins the game.
4 In A Row (Multiples)- Using one die instead of two, students must cover the multiples of the number rolled on the 100 or 150 number board. First to cover 4 in a row wins.
Drop Zone- Watch your students aim for the biggest multiplier on the Drop Zone mat as they try to reach 100 first!
Multiplication and Division Mental Math Strategy Posters
Addition and Subtraction Mental Math Strategy Posters
Maths Computation Question and Method Cards
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Beginning French Numbers to 100 printable games: 6 gameboards for French Maths Four in a Row, with differentiation, plus 4 Jigsaw Puzzles (in PDF). Originally designed for French beginners and near beginners in Primary - KS2 (Year 4, 5 and 6) -and early Secondary - KS3 (Year 7) and equivalents, they suit a range of ages, abilities and experience, including for revision. For children to become familiar with French numbers, get them playing around with them in maths activities! Great starter, early finisher or group activities for both French and Maths lessons. Most questions can be answered using mental strategies.
FOUR IN A ROW
This is a fun, strategic game to consolidate French Numbers by answering maths questions involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
4 different gameboards for maths involving numbers from 0 to 100 and generally more challenging maths questions
2 different gameboards for maths involving numbers from 0 to 40 with generally simpler maths questions
All answers included in separate files for at-a-glance checking by pupils or teacher
Non-colour versions included (in same file as colour ones for 0-40 version, in separate file for 0-100 version)
Laminate and use again and again. Children can work as pairs against pairs or one against one to get four correct answers in a row. Roll a dice to find which column to choose a calculation from (the columns are numbered 1-6). If there are no questions left in the one they've rolled, they could skip a go or roll again. They could use a different coloured whiteboard pen to record answers on the board or add an initial or symbol if using the same colour. I recommend printing in A3 but it will work fine in A4 too.
JIGSAW PUZZLES (in PDF)
Print, laminate and cut up the pieces. Puzzles 1 and 2 feature numbers from 0-40. Puzzles 3 and 4 feature numbers from 0-100. Calculations are in digit format, which pupils match with French number word answers to assemble the big triangle. Solutions are included in separate files.
I use these words for the four operations:
plus - add
moins - minus
fois - times
divisé par - divided by
Explore my other French basics resources in this huge bundle (contains around 70 resources in total):
Huge French Basics Bundle
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