Match 3 Cards - Set 4.  Five different sets of 21 cards supporting different mathematical concepts.

Match 3 Cards - Set 4. Five different sets of 21 cards supporting different mathematical concepts.

Five different sets of 21 card for pupils to match in seven sets of three cards which are equivalent or linked. Algebra equivalents Cancelling fractions Circle calculations Fibonacci sequences Multiplications Can be used by individuals or small groups of pupils. Takes about 10 - 15 minutes. Useful to check understanding. Can then be used for discussion and clarification. Resource contains five PDF files which can be printed directly onto card and cut up, or printed onto labels (21 per sheet, Avery L7160) and stuck onto credit-card size cards. Also contains a sheet of instructions.
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'Attribute Triples' card game.  Match each number with two descriptions

'Attribute Triples' card game. Match each number with two descriptions

Three different sets of 21 cards for pupils to match in seven sets of three cards - one number and two attributes. Can be used by individuals or small groups of pupils. Takes about 10 minutes. Can then be used for further discussion and examples. Resource contains three PDF documents which can be printed directly onto A4 card and cut u, or onto labels (21 per sheet, Avery L7160) and stuck onto credit-card size cards. Also contains a sheet of instructions.
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Attribute Triples Board Game

Attribute Triples Board Game

This game for 2 or more players allows pupils to practise recognition of attributes of numbers - multiples, factors, sequences, etc. in an enjoyable game. The resource contains 3 PDF files: A game board showing the numbers randomly placed on a 10 x 10 grid. Make copies of this to use for each game, or make a larger copy to laminate and use repeatedly. Rules for the game. A set of Attribute cards which can be printed directly onto A4 card and cut up, or onto labels (21 per A4 sheet, Avery L71690) then stuck onto credit-card size cards. The game takes about 20 minutes. The rules can be adapted as you wish - some suggestions are given.
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'TimesIt' activity for individual children to memorise multiplication facts. KS2, SATs revision

'TimesIt' activity for individual children to memorise multiplication facts. KS2, SATs revision

Effective, enjoyable activity for one child (probably Year 5 or Year 6) with an adult based on neuroscience research about how we memorise facts. Six multiplication facts printed on double-sided cards are memorised in seven simple five-minute activities spread over two school weeks. Useful for individual children to memorise their chosen facts working with an adult (teacher, TA, parent, volunteer helper, etc.) in school or at home. The resource contains two PDF documents: 1. A leaflet in PDF format giving exact instructions for the activity and the theories underpinning its procedures 2. A PDF document of 30 of the most commonly chosen multiplication facts. This can be printed directly onto card and cut out (print double-sided or stick appropriate cards together) or printed onto a sheet of labels (21 labels per sheet, style Avery L7160) which are then stuck onto both sides of credit-card size blank cards (available from Amazon). You can also purchase these 30 cards directly from me - see details in the leaflet. This activity has been trialled extensively with children in Years 5 and 6. Almost all the children were able to recall the facts memorised and were very pleased with their achivement. (A PDF document of all 144 multiplication facts will be available shortly.) A corresponding activity for group of children using the same techniques with a PowerPoint presentation is also available here.
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Match 3 Cards - Set 3.  Five different sets of 21 cards supporting different mathematical concepts.

Match 3 Cards - Set 3. Five different sets of 21 cards supporting different mathematical concepts.

Five different sets of 21 cards for pupils to match in seven sets of three cards which are equivalent or linked. Mean, median, mode Ratio (set 2) Scatter diagrams - correlation Sequences and equations Trigonometry - sin, cos, tan, Pythagoras Can be used by individual pupils or small groups. Takes about 10 - 15 minutes. Can then be used for discussion and clarification. Resource contains five PDF files which can be printed directly onto A4 card and cut up, or printed onto labels (21 per sheet, Avery L7160) and stuck onto credit-card size cards.
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Consecutive Challenges - Five different activities to practise number skills.

Consecutive Challenges - Five different activities to practise number skills.

Each Consecutive Challenge has three sets of ten calculation sequences which practise basic number skills including squares and square roots, and prime number recognition. From the given start number, ten calculations are given, where the answer to each calculation is used for the next. Consecutive Challenge can be used as a starter activity, revision, a timed competition, etc. Each set takes only a minute or two for competent pupils to complete, but could be used as a learning activity for less able pupils. The resource consists of five different Challenges in PDF format, each displayed twice on an A4 sheet. A sheet of answers is provided for each one. An instruction sheet is also given.
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Loop Games - classic follow-on card games for a whole class to enjoy

Loop Games - classic follow-on card games for a whole class to enjoy

Two separate Loop Games using simple calculations in which the answer to one calculation is the starting number for the next. The games are an enjoyable way for a whole class to practise simple calculations together and improve their collective performance, perhaps competing against another class. A useful activity for the beginning or end of a lesson. The resource consists of two PDF documents of about 30 cards showing simple calculations in which the answer to one calculation is the starting number for the next, and an instruction sheet. The PDF documents can be printed directly onto A4 card and cut up, or printed onto labels (21 per sheet, Avery L7160) and stuck onto credit-card size card.
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Match 3 cards Set 1.  Five different sets of 21 cards supporting different mathematical ideas.

Match 3 cards Set 1. Five different sets of 21 cards supporting different mathematical ideas.

Five different sets of 21 cards for pupils to match in seven sets of three cards which are equivalent or linked: Fractions, decimals and percentages HCF and LCM Number types Approximations Equations written in different ways Can be used by individual pupils or small groups. Takes about 10 - 15 minutes. Can then be used for discussion. Resource contains five PDF files which can be printed directly onto A4 card and cut up, or printed onto labels (21 per sheet, Avery L7160) and stuck onto credit-card size cards
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'Describe My Number' game

'Describe My Number' game

Easy and enjoyable game for 2 or more pupils to practise recognition of number attributes (e.g. Prime number greater than 50). Resource contains: Word (editable) and PDF documents of 42 number attributes to be printed directly onto card and cut out, or onto labels (Avery L7160, 21 per sheet) and stuck onto credit-card size blank cards. PDF document of detailed game instructions. To play the game pupils choose and write down several numbers. They cross them out when they are matched by an attribute read out from one of the cards. The winner is the first to cross out all their numbers. Each game takes about 10 - 15 minutes. The game can also be used as a teaching resource, discussing the number attributes in more detail.
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'TimesIt' activity for a group of children to memorise multiplication facts

'TimesIt' activity for a group of children to memorise multiplication facts

Enjoyable activity for a group of children or a whole class with an adult, based on neuroscience research about how we memorise facts. Six multiplication facts displayed in a PowerPoint presentation are memorised in seven five-minute sessions spread over two school weeks. Useful for a group of children who need to memorise the same six facts. The resource contains: 1. A leaflet in PDF format giving exact instructions for the activity and the theories underpinning its procedures. 2. Two PowerPoint presentations. The first, used for memorising, shows the prompt and response for each of six multiplication facts. The second, used for testing recall, shows only the prompts, leaving a blank screen for each response. The PowerPoint presentations can be edited to show your chosen six facts. This activity has been trialled extensively with children in Year 6. Almost all the children were able to recall the facts memorised, and were very pleased with their achievement. Many said that they enjoyed the activity and found it helpful. (PowerPoint presentations of all 144 multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 in groups of six, will be available shortly.) A corresponding activity for individual children using the same techniques with double-sided cards is also available here.
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6-minute times tables challenge

6-minute times tables challenge

The 6-minute challenge is a 12 by 12 blank times table grid in which the numbers are written at random. This encourages children to recall the responses to multiplication prompts rather than use patterns and strategies to work them out. To complete the grid in 6 minutes children need to fill in each response in 2.4 seconds - only possible if their recall is good! The resource contains four different random grids in PDF format which can be used for practice or as a challenge, particularly after using the ‘TimesIt’ activity for memorising multiplication facts available here on the tes website.
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Match 3 cards Set 5.  Six different sets of 21 cards to practise fractions.

Match 3 cards Set 5. Six different sets of 21 cards to practise fractions.

Six different sets of 21 cards for pupils to match in seven groups of three linked cards. Two sets involve equivalent fractions, two sets involve addition of fractions, and two sets involve subtraction of fractions. They can be used by individual pupils or small groups. Each set takes about 10- 15 minutes and can then be used for discussion if required. Resource contains six PDF files which can be printed directly onto A4 card and cut up, or printed onto labels (21 per sheet, Avery L7160) and stuck onto credit-card size cards. Instruction sheet also included.
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