## COUNTDOWN Mental Arithmetic Game

Based on the TV show Countdown this is a nice mental arithmetic game that develops quick mental calculation skills. The rules are simple. You can use each of the numbers at the top of the page only once but can use any operation you know (multiply, divide, add, subtract, square, square root etc.) as many times as you want. There are two target numbers set for the players to reach, one easy and one hard. The hyperlink at the bottom of the page is to link to a piece of suitably long music. I found the actual Countdown music by searching the Internet.

#### 203 KB1 File

## Related resources

<p>Timed mental arithmetic PowerPoints with a visible 10 second countdown leading to one answer. These are also suitable for Elementary grades using the four operations.

#### Mental Maths - Countdown Conundrum

The aim of the game is to make mental maths fun.
The children have to reach a target answer by using any of the four number operations (+,-,x,/)
The children are given 4 numbers and a target answer.
It is up to the leaders discretion how much time the group has to work out the answer. (I find 2 minutes works well)
A large egg timer works well as a visual representation of time.
The countdown conundrum music can be easily sourced from YouTube if you wish to add a fun element to the exercise

By TARotherham

- (0)
**FREE**

#### Challenge countdown

<p>Timed mental arithmetic PowerPoints with a visible 10 second countdown leading to one answer. These are the difficult ones</p>

By blue117

- (3)
**FREE**

#### Challenge Countdown for beginners

<p>Timed mental arithmetic PowerPoints with a visible 10 second countdown leading to one answer. </p>

By blue117

- (1)
**FREE**

## Popular resources by this author

#### 6th to 8th Grade Arithmetic Test generator

This file produces a never ending supply of Arithmetic Tests (with mark schemes) based on expectations of 10-11 year old pupils. To produce a new test and mark scheme go on to the Instruction page (tab 2) and hit recalculate. In order to save the tests so they cannot be changed I print them as PDFs using the cute PDF software available free on the internet. In this way I fix the test and mark scheme together. I have also included two pages of extension challenges for more able mathematicians. These do not need to be printed with the test if you do not need them. <br />

By jakedaykin

- (1)
**$5.00**

#### COUNTDOWN Mental Arithmetic Game

Based on the TV show Countdown this is a nice mental arithmetic game that develops quick mental calculation skills. The rules are simple. You can use each of the numbers at the top of the page only once but can use any operation you know (multiply, divide, add, subtract, square, square root etc.) as many times as you want.
There are two target numbers set for the players to reach, one easy and one hard. The hyperlink at the bottom of the page is to link to a piece of suitably long music. I found the actual Countdown music by searching the Internet.

By jakedaykin

- (0)
**FREE**

#### Year 6 SAT Revision PowerPoints

A set of 3 PowerPoint presentations covering aspects of Year 6 revision including:<br />
Countdown mental arithmetic game - make the target numbers using the numbers provided and any operation<br />
Internal angle of triangles challenges<br />
Sets of shapes to identify and discuss<br />
Revision of the language of number<br />
Coordinate challenges<br />
Algebra puzzles<br />
Also includes 3 other PowerPoints with old SAT materials to ask questions from in the areas of: <br />
Grouped discrete data <br />
Nets of 3D shapes<br />
Time

By jakedaykin

- (0)
**FREE**

#### Example Year 6 Arithmetic Test

This is an example showing selected pages of the type of test my Year 6 Arithmetic Test Generator will create. It comes with optional extension pages for more able mathematicians and a mark scheme.<br />
If you purchase the Year 6 Arithmetic Test Generator you can make as many practice tests as you need. All will be different to each other as the file generates new, differentiated questions at the touch of a button.<br />
Alternatively you can download a set of 6 complete tests with mark schemes if you search for Year 6 Arithmetic Tests (set of 6).

By jakedaykin

- (0)
**FREE**

## Popular paid resources

#### 120 Math Task Cards- Equations Using All Four Operations Grade 6-Sharknado!

This product has 120 Task Cards to provide practice solving for an unknown in each of the four operations. The cards provide practice using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve equations. The cards have a fun shark theme to make them engaging. Answer key, student sheets, and a mini poster that can be used as part of a center are included.<br />
Aligned with CCSS.Math.Content.6 EE.A.2

By mccormick33

- (0)
**$5.00**

#### STEM: Beach Ball Towers

This is a STEM based activity where they students had to work in teams to design and build a tower that can support a beach ball. There was certain criteria that they had to follow, and they also had to keep track of how much money they spent on their materials. I gave out the tape and paper, and everytime someone from a team came to get more materials, they had to keep track of it on the recording sheet.<br />
<br />
After viewing the PPT, each student got to make a design and then each team decided which design would be best. Then they constructed their towers within the time frame and then tested the towers with the beach ball on top.<br />
<br />
PPT and recording sheet are included in this purchase.<br />
<br />
(Please note the necessary materials are purchased separately.)<br />
MATERIALS NEEDED:<br />
<br />
1 beach ball per team of students (no more than 4 students to a team)<br />
Copy paper<br />
Cardboard base (I used cut cereal boxes)<br />
Rolls of masking tape<br />
<br />
You could also set this activity and the materials up in an independent center.<br />
<br />
Check out my blog to see how I did this activity:<br />
<br />
www.completelykindergarten.blogspot.com<br />
<br />
Please make sure to rate and leave feedback!

By LyndsDive

- (0)
**$2.00**

#### Worded problems involving percentages

Worksheet with worded problems involving percentages. Answers to exercises included.

- (0)
**$2.00**

## New resources

#### 64 Math Task Cards 2nd Grade Adding 3 Two-digit Numbers-Cinco de Mayo

This is a great way to offer your class practice and review in an important second grade math skill. Your students will enjoy the whimsical graphics as they practice. Task cards are great for individual practice, early finishers, and class practice. <br />
This collection has 64 task cards to practice adding three <br />
two-digit numbers.<br />
A student answer sheet and key are included. <br />
Addresses CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.B.6

By mccormick33

- (0)
**$2.00**

#### Place Value and Relating Thousandths

Worksheet for place value knowledge and relating thousandths to tenths and hundredths. Differentiated for lower/middle/higher.

By Rachdf

- (0)
**FREE**

#### Plotting Shapes using Coordinates

2 x Worksheet for plotting shapes using coordinates.<br />
Extension sheet - found online, cannot find source to give credit. <br />
Used for year 5

By Rachdf

- (0)
**FREE**

#### Missing Numbers Column Addition

Missing Numbers Column Addition used in year 5 - two versions for differentiation.

By Rachdf

- (0)
**FREE**

## Updated resources

#### 64 Math Task Cards 2nd Grade Adding 3 Two-digit Numbers-Cinco de Mayo

This is a great way to offer your class practice and review in an important second grade math skill. Your students will enjoy the whimsical graphics as they practice. Task cards are great for individual practice, early finishers, and class practice. <br />
This collection has 64 task cards to practice adding three <br />
two-digit numbers.<br />
A student answer sheet and key are included. <br />
Addresses CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.B.6

By mccormick33

- (0)
**$2.00**

#### Place Value and Relating Thousandths

Worksheet for place value knowledge and relating thousandths to tenths and hundredths. Differentiated for lower/middle/higher.

By Rachdf

- (0)
**FREE**

#### Plotting Shapes using Coordinates

2 x Worksheet for plotting shapes using coordinates.<br />
Extension sheet - found online, cannot find source to give credit. <br />
Used for year 5

By Rachdf

- (0)
**FREE**

#### Missing Numbers Column Addition

Missing Numbers Column Addition used in year 5 - two versions for differentiation.

By Rachdf

- (0)
**FREE**