# Tes Maths: End-of-term activities

End the term on a high with these fun creative activities, projects, challenges and escape rooms for your secondary maths students

## Hand-picked projects, challenges, puzzles and creative activities perfect for the last few days of term

Explore this creative collection of maths resources designed to support you when planning lessons in those final days before the end of term. We have selected the best escape room and murder mystery activities, puzzles and creative maths resources to keep your students on the edge of their seats until the final bell rings.

### Projects

#### Geometry project - Making Straw Planes

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\*\*Students will need around 5 plastic straws each, paper, sticky tape and scissors\*\* A fully differentiated Geometry project on making optimum straw aeroplanes. Easy to carry it out in any way you wish. Can do it over 2 lessons or do it over 5. Three levels of difficulty are indicated by th...

#### Mathematics in the Real World Project

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A project where pupils aim to research mathematics in real world scenarios. They have to research jobs, what maths is present in them and present their findings to the classroom. They are encouraged to research in a variety of ways, including the internet, papers, interviewing people and visiting wo...

#### Fantastic Titanic Project! (statistics)

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A fantastic statistics project based on passengers of the Titanic, that works with small groups, individual students & large classes. The data has been differentiated to suit all levels of ability/attainment. Zip file includes an excel spreadsheet containing the real data for over 2000 passeng...

#### Speed Distance Time - Project Based Learning in Math

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A Real Life Math Project: The Travel Agent An exciting real world math problem! Children are provided with a letter from a travel agent. Students must then use their skills of decimal multiplication, speed distance and time and money to make decisions for the customer. The challenges this ...

### Puzzles, mysteries and escape rooms

#### Maths Group Challenges Puzzle Sheets

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These are ideal for keeping pupils busy for a period on problem-solving and number-crunching. The puzzles vary in difficulty so I let pupils do the questions on each sheet in any order- first team to get all correct wins! The answers are included so you really just have to print and go! Re...

#### CROSS NUMBERS PUZZLES

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These puzzles are designed in the same way as a traditional crossword but using numbers instead of words. Each clue is a sum, and the result should be entered into the matching squares on the numbered grid. This file contains ten Cross Numbers puzzles together with a solution sheet. I have include...

#### Transformations Mystery Picture Pack!

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Transformations Pack: Students must reflect, rotate and translate different shapes to reveal the secret pictures! Pack contains: **Translations Mystery Picture** Suitable for younger students just learning translations and vectors. **Reflections Mystery Pictures 1 & 2** Also s...

#### Maths Murder Mystery 13 - Made to Measure

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A maths murder mystery with 6 suspects. Each of the 5 clues eliminates one suspect. All the clues are based on measurement covering: time, speed, weight, area, perimeter, capacity, measuring length and scale.

#### The Ultimate Area and Perimeter Challenge: Maths Murder Mystery Edition

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Embark on a thrilling mathematical adventure with this Math Murder Mystery on Area and Perimeter! Ideal for KS3 Maths, GCSE Foundation, and Functional Skills L2, this engaging activity challenges students to solve the crime by mastering concepts like perimeter of simple shapes, area of various polyg...

#### FDP escape room

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This is an end of topic group activity simulating an escape room. You can go full on and use padlocks (8 x 3 digit and 1 x 4 digit) or just get the children to give you the answers. It gets rave reviews from kids and adults alike and can get a bit frantic. The questions are reasoning type worded q...

#### Year 8 . Mini Murder Algebra

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Year 8 algebra: like terms, substitution and expanding

#### Adding and Subtracting Integers Escape Room

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This breakout escape room is a fun way for students to test their skills with adding and subtracting positive and negative integers. Contents: Teacher Instructions and FAQ 4 Levels to decode: Multiple Choice, Message Decoder, Tarsia Puzzle, Maze Student Reco...

### Creative activities

#### How to make flexagons

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Powerpoint presentations on how to make flexagons - from a trihexaflexagon (3 sides) thru to a nonahexaflexagon (9 sides)!

#### Adding and Subtracting Polynomials Create and Color

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In this activity, students will add and subtract polynomials as they tap into their creative side! Once student simplify the expressions, they will locate the box with their answer in it on the next page and follow the given directions for that box. They will fill the box with fun patterns, drawings...

#### Construct-a-snowflake

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Instructions to show students how to create their own snowflakes, using basic construction skills and reflective symmetry. Great for Christmas display work. Feedback welcomed. Merry Christmas!

#### Simultaneous Equations 2

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This colouring sheet allows pupils to practice scaling up one or both equations before elimination. Instant feedback as pupils are looking for their answer in the colouring region.

#### Colour Me Mathematics Sheets (2)

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This bundle includes: Equivalent Fractions, Fractions of Amounts & Percentages of Amounts. An engaging activity for students to consolidate their learning. Students answer the questions on the sheet and then, once they have the answer, colour in the corresponding section of the large grid to c...

#### Index Laws - Multiplication Colour By Number Activity

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This colouring worksheet includes 10 questions to simplify expressions using the multiplication law of indices. Students should answer the question then color in the image corresponding to answer. This activity is fun, engaging and a great way to work on fine motor skills. Can be used as homework...