Perfect as a couple of starters or plenaries to practice multiplication and really thinking about the process. Could be used with a calculator for the less able classes.
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10 multiplication puzzles to reinforce basic multiplication concepts.
Each puzzle starts with a story problem in the center. Students find the corresponding side pieces with the matching array, equal groups model, repeated addition equation, and multiplication equation. When fit together, the pieces form a square.
Includes 10 puzzles plus a student worksheet. The worksheet allows students to create their own story problem with side pieces just like the puzzles.
Carroll Diagrams used for sorting multiples.
However, the headings for the rows and columns have gone missing.
Can you use the clues of the few numbers that are in the cells to work out what the column headers should be?
(e.g. Row: 'Multiple of 5&' / &';Not a multiple of 5'; Column: &'Multiple of 7&'; / 'Not a multiple of 7&')
Two sets of instructions of constructions which create a pattern / picture. Ideal for able students with a good knowledge of constructions.
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A PowerPoint of images showing the plans and elevations of famous buildings (one of the slides is the science block in my school but you could swap this). Ideal for KS3 and GCSE classes.
I found the images using google satellite maps and print screened once I had zoomed in.
It was a really nice starter activity to get the students engaged. Hopefully they now know the difference between a plan and an elevation.
This task could be extended by getting students to draw elevations of the given building, even scale drawings
Flip- chart moves through stages of multiplication as repeated addition and then an array. Can be made more practical (fun) by having a collection of small pairs of socks and lots of real life examples of an array. Also children love the chocolate challenge!
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I created this code breaking maths lesson for an Ofsted observation. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and had so much fun (whilst still learning).
The children are told that they have been selected by the local police to solve a crime. Unfortunately, all of the money from the school office has been stolen and an artist impression of the suspects has been provided. The children must crack the secret police codes to elimate the innocent suspects (cross them off) and reveal the final two suspects. Once this has been completed the last clue is placed on the IWB. Children get a reward for helping the police!
I have differentiated the 4 ways questions (HIPPO - the highest, MOUSE - the second highest, HA - third highest, LA - lowest) but they could be adapted to any year group! I have also included the lesson plan and PowerPoint to help clarify the task. Enjoy!
1st answer = MAN
2nd answer = HAT
3rd answer = BEARD
4th answer = GLASSES
5th answer = MOUSTACHE
6th answer = GINER
2 SUSPECTS LEFT = Kenny and Eric
THIEF IS = KENNY
*PLEASE NOTE I HAVE ADDED 2 ADDITIONAL DIFFERENTIATED SHEETS AND A POWERPOINT*
A game that can be played in pairs, threes or independently. Please note that this game focuses on times tables facts from 2 to 10 to ensure children are confident in these tables before progressing to the 11s and 12s, which will need to be taught subsequently.
Children need a 'Table Splat' mat and counters (different coloured counters for each child). Children take turns to turn over a card, revealing a times tables question. The child who is the first to place their counter on the correct answer (whilst shouting 'SPLAT!') can leave their counter on the board. The winner is the player with the most counters on the board once all of the times table cards have been used.
Differentiate by choosing the multiplication cards relevant for that child, depending on which times table they are currently working on.
*Update: 6s and 9s have been underlined, to avoid confusion.*