Fun KS2 Halloween activities for your maths lessons this October (Year 4, 5 and 6 especially), ideal for starters, warm ups, early finishers challenges and homework tasks! There are 6 printable mental maths puzzles worksheets with no prep required: 3 puzzles (Set A) originally designed for Y6 and Y5 and 3 more (Set B) originally designed for Y4 - and Year 3 if all concepts have been covered. Both sets can work well in the same class for differentiation. Set A might also suit some early KS3 classes. The puzzles are in PDF format within the Zip file. Full Answer Keys included.
An engaging alternative to worksheets, these make ideal starter, early finisher or homework activities for this spooky time of year! Similar to codebreaker puzzles, a Halloween-related word is revealed after completing mental arithmetic calculations. Each puzzle contains a grid. Within each box is a calculation and a letter. Students circle any boxes containing mistakes. Then they assemble letters from the circled boxes to reveal the Halloween word. Puzzles can be completed individually or in pairs / groups.
Students 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).
See more Hidden Word Numeracy Puzzles for different concepts in a great value KS2 bundle: Maths Hidden Word Puzzles
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