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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421 Reviews

  • 5

    Great as a last week of term activity. I had no idea my Year 9 students (middle set) would get so into the relay. My only challenge was cleaning off the cards after the class (it took me ages to do them all!) I think I may ask students to spend the last 5 minutes of class helping me next time.

  • 5

    I use these every year and they are amazing. Take the time to laminate them but before you do number each set on the back of each paper set. Such an amazing TES Resource a MUST for every school!

    • user avataraap03102Reply from Authora month ago

      How kind! That is a great tip for those who've never used Relays before (I always assign letters to each set!). Thanks for the review!

  • 5
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