# Tes Maths: Making fun maths lessons work

Secondary mathematics resources chosen to help teachers engage learners and make the learning stick.

## Consider not only engaging students but making the learning stick with this great selection of learning resources

### Halloween

Bring ghouls, ghosts and witches into your lessons without distracting from the learning

#### 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. ...

#### Halloween maths -multiplication code breaker

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This Halloween maths codebreaker fun activity is sure to give students lots of practice of their times tables. Students need to answer the questions and find each corresponding letters in order to reveal a halloween joke. Great starter for lessons or to give to early finishers. Fun Halloween clip...

#### KS3 Halloween Mini Maths Activity

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Maths activity - using and understanding number facts. Halloween (harder) mini murder mystery. A more challenging start to this one. I used it with a top year 9 and no calculators.

#### Halloween Maths Money Word Problems

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Halloween Maths Money Word Problems Halloween Activity Printable Party Planner Fun. Your students are planning a Halloween party. They will need to work out the total cost of the party from the information given. There are 6 worksheets with a total of 32 answers to find. The worksheets can be print...

### Fun and fruitful formats

The approaches taken by these resources have learning right at the heart of them, and can be adapted and applied to lots of different topic areas

#### 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...

#### Defuse The Bomb - Pythagoras and Trigonometry

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WITH CORRECTIONS! The notorious terrorist 'The Mathematician' has left a clue to defusing the bomb he's just planted. Answer the questions and cu the coloured wire in the correct order. This goes from purely Pythagoras, through Pythagoras and Trigonometry up to Trigonometry in non-right angled trian...

#### Using a Calculator: Part 1 (Treasure Hunt)

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This activity focuses on using the cursor button (on a Casio or similar) to navigate in and out of fractions and roots. Note that the use of brackets will be covered in Using a Calculator: Part 2. Click --> https://tes.com/.../Treasure Hunts for similar style Treasure Hunts on 40 other topics. --...

#### Ratio - Thoughts and Crosses

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Resource; Ratio - Thoughts and Crosses. Could also be treated as Ratio differentiated worksheet covering different styles in which the question are asked in the new GCSE. Contains; 1\. 16 questions on thoughts and crosses, moving from foundation level to exceeding. 2.Cross Curricula...

### Resources of the Week

Celebrate the very best of what Tes has to offer with October’s hand-picked selection of Maths Resources of the Week

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