Tes Maths ROTW: Distance and speed game

Break the ice in the first week back with this distance, speed and time activity, recommended by Tes Maths

Craig Barton

Tes Maths Resource Of The Week, Distance & Speed Game

Kick off the new year with this interactive distance and speed game from dave3292, guaranteed to get students working together

What is it?

Find Someone Who… is a classic start-of-term game. Encouraging students to interact with their peers, it helps them to break the ice and form vital bonds. So what can possibly make it better? Adding a mathematical twist, of course!

Rather than unearthing personal information, students enlist the help of their classmates to complete a series of distance, speed and time questions. And, for an added challenge, each box must be completed by a different student. What better way for pupils to get to know one another?

How can it be used?

This game is ideal for the first week back, particularly as an icebreaker for students in unfamiliar classes. However, its flexible nature makes it a handy revision tool when recapping key concepts later on in the year.

Better still, why limit ourselves to the study of speed, distance and time? This easily adaptable format has plenty of potential and can work for any topic or age.

Craig Barton was speaking to Victoria Haughton. He is a secondary maths teacher in the North of England