Maths Relay Races (Problem-solving Puzzles)

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My classes love these:

-I get relays printed in sets+laminated.

-Pupils work in pairs,run out to my desk,get Q1,attempt to solve it+use a whiteboard pen to write the answer on the card.

-They bring the answer to me.If it's right, they get Q2. If not I might give them another shot.


They're mainly number puzzles.Seasonal ones are perfect for keeping kids busy at the end of term.

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  • Valentine-Relay.pdf
  • Easter relay.pdf
  • Holidays-Summer-Relay.pdf
  • Scottish-Maths-Relay.pdf
  • Halloween Relay.pdf
  • Christmas Relay.pdf
  • relay 2.pdf
  • relay 3.pdf
  • relay 4.pdf
  • relay 5.pdf
  • relay6.pdf
  • relay7.pdf
  • relay8.pdf

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403 Reviews

  • 5Recommended

    Thank you for publishing your resource. It has been selected to be featured in a post on the Tes Resources blog.

  • 4
    user avatarhugo201524 days agoreport

    Awesome activity kept students busy

  • 5Recommended
    user avatarOwen134866a month agoreport

    Amazing resource that we have built in into our schemes of work, along with some of my own relays on TES. Seriously, everyone should leave a review! AND GET THE NEWSLETTER!!

  • 5
    user avatarayamarwana month agoreport

  • 5
    user avatargbmtha month agoreport

    Love this task, engaging and a great way to get them looking at strategies to approach problems !

    • user avataraap03102Reply from Authora month ago

      Thanks gbmath! Glad you like these. If you want to get my free Maths newsletter by email each week, message me (