Christmas Maths Activities

6 no prep KS2 puzzles worksheets for fun December mental maths starters / warm ups, fast finisher challenges, homework, revision or main lesson tasks. They provide meaningful numeracy practice at the end of term. There are 3 Set A Spot the Mistakes / Hidden Word puzzles that best suit Year 6 and 5 (P7 and P6) and 3 Set B puzzles originally designed for Year 4 (P5) - and Year 3 (P4) if all concepts have been covered. **Both sets could be used in the same class for differentiation if required. Set A might also suit some early KS3 classes. They work well at the busy end of term as little preparation is required and they are very flexible and can be left aside and picked up again as required. ** FULL ANSWER KEYS INCLUDED.

**Now available in a good value Christmas Puzzles BUNDLE with this festive Literacy / SPaG puzzles pack: Christmas Literacy SPaG Puzzles **

An engaging alternative to worksheets, these festive winter puzzles make ideal starter, early finisher or homework activities for this special time of year. Similar to codebreaker puzzles, a Christmas-related word is revealed after completing mental arithmetic calculations. Each puzzle contains a grid. Within each box is a calculation and a letter. Pupils circle any boxes containing mistakes. Then they assemble letters from the circled boxes to reveal the Christmas word. Puzzles can be completed individually or in pairs / groups.

Pupils often forget or avoid checking their work for errors so it’s great to get them carefully checking in these puzzles. Spotting common errors may help them remember to check their own work and help them avoid common errors themselves.

Concepts include: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Times Tables, Doubling and Halving, Multiplying and Dividing by 10 and 100, Place Value, Negative Numbers, Fractions, Percentages and Decimals (Not all concepts feature in Set B).

I have more Hidden Word Numeracy Puzzles, such as the ones in this BUNDLE:
Maths Puzzles

My Crossnumber Puzzle Packs are also popular. See more through these links:

Place Value Puzzles
Mental Maths Puzzles Year 5 / 6

For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to plan Primary Literacy / English, Maths / Numeracy and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources

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Created: Nov 9, 2017

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