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Mastery of place value requires both good teaching and a great deal of practice. The decoding activities provided make this practice more engaging. Writing jokes within the context of other subjects allows numeracy to be supported across the curriculum.

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Mastery of place value requires both good teaching and a great deal of practice. The decoding activities provided make this practice more engaging. Writing jokes within the context of other subjects allows numeracy to be supported across the curriculum.
Menseki Meiro, or Area Maze problems.
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Menseki Meiro, or Area Maze problems.

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Nice extension questions for rectangle area, with a different spin leaning towards the new style GCSE questions. The only maths you need to know is that the area of a rectangle is the length multiplied by the width. Using the measurements given and logical thinking, work out the missing values (answers provided). Now with new proportional reasoning questions. Key words: Menseki Meiro, area maze, area, rectangle, area of a rectangle, length, multiply, divide, width, compound shapes, Japanese puzzle, puzzle, multi step problems, logical thinking.
Mathematical Vocabulary_7_ten_a_day
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Mathematical Vocabulary_7_ten_a_day

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A match up task intended as a refresher activity, to remind students about the key words used in mathematics and their definition or meaning. Students self assess their knowledge of a given word by shading a response box. An ideal starter or extension task to promote mathematical vocabulary that should be known at KS2, but may remain unfamiliar to students in subsequent key stages. Supports learning and retaining spellings of key mathematical words. Works well alongside http://www.numeracyninjas.org/ If you want more activities like this search for Mathematical Vocabulary ten a day. Key words: vocabulary, mathematical vocabulary, match, definition, self assess, ten a day.
Addition mazes - calculate the answer to each riddle.
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Addition mazes - calculate the answer to each riddle.

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Complete each maze in the most efficient way possible. Add the values of all the squares visited together, match the answer to the appropriate letter to work out the answer to the riddle. I use these activities to check students know how to add fractions with common denominators, work with improper fractions and add simple mixed numbers. They also highlight if a student needs help adding directed numbers. Useful as a general reminder. Key words: add, addition, revision activity, homework, diagnostic activity for number, total, calculation maze, puzzle, joke, practice, math joke, maths jokes, mathematics, Why did the boy stare at the carton of juice?, Did you hear about the four guys who stole a calendar? unlock untangle understand.
Addition Maze - calculate the answer to the riddle.
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Addition Maze - calculate the answer to the riddle.

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Complete each maze in the most efficient way possible. Add the values of all the squares visited together, match the answer to the appropriate letter to work out the punchline to the joke. Ideal as a diagnostic tool to identify numeracy deficit. Key words: add, addition, revision activity, homework, diagnostic activity for number, total, fraction, mixed numbers, improper fractions, directed numbers, calculation maze, puzzle, joke, practice, math joke, maths jokes, mathematics, did you hear about the four blokes who stole a calendar, unlock untangle understand.
Mathematical Vocabulary_5_ten_a_day
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Mathematical Vocabulary_5_ten_a_day

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A match up task intended as a refresher activity, to remind students about the key words used in mathematics and their definition or meaning. Students self assess their knowledge of a given word by shading a response box. An ideal starter or extension task to promote mathematical vocabulary that should be known at KS2, but may remain unfamiliar to students in subsequent key stages. Supports learning and retaining spellings of key mathematical words. Works well alongside http://www.numeracyninjas.org/ Key words: vocabulary, mathematical vocabulary, match, definition, self assess, ten a day.
Mathematical Vocabulary_1_ten_a_day
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Mathematical Vocabulary_1_ten_a_day

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A refresher using key words found in the mathematics classroom. Given a definition students match it to the correct word (not all words are used). Students self assess their knowledge of a given word by shading a response box. An ideal starter or extension task to promote mathematical vocabulary that should be known at KS2, but may remain unfamiliar to students in subsequent key stages. Supports learning and retaining spellings of key mathematical words. Works well alongside Numeracy Ninja http://www.numeracyninjas.org/ All ten a day available on the TES: Mathematical Vocabulary Bundle - all ten a day uploads. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/mathematical-vocabulary-bundle-all-ten-a-day-uploads-11339075 Key words: vocabulary, mathematical vocabulary, match, definition, self assess, ten a day.
Mathematical Vocabulary_2_ten_a_day
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Mathematical Vocabulary_2_ten_a_day

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A match up task intended as a refresher activity, to remind students about the key words used in mathematics and their definition or meaning. Students self assess their knowledge of a given word by shading a response box. An ideal starter or extension task to promote mathematical vocabulary that should be known at KS2, but may remain unfamiliar to students in subsequent key stages. Supports learning and retaining spellings of key mathematical words. Works well alongside http://www.numeracyninjas.org/ If you like this activity search for Mathematical Vocabulary ten a day. Key words: vocabulary, mathematical vocabulary, match, definition, self assess, ten a day.
Mathematical Vocabulary_4_ten_a_day
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Mathematical Vocabulary_4_ten_a_day

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A match up task intended as a refresher activity, to remind students about the key words used in mathematics and their definition or meaning. Students self assess their knowledge of a given word by shading a response box. An ideal starter or extension task to promote mathematical vocabulary that should be known at KS2, but may remain unfamiliar to students in subsequent key stages. Supports learning and retaining spellings of key mathematical words. Works well alongside http://www.numeracyninjas.org/ Key words: vocabulary, mathematical vocabulary, match, definition, self assess, ten a day.
Mathematical Vocabulary_3_ten_a_day
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Mathematical Vocabulary_3_ten_a_day

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A match up task intended as a refresher activity, to remind students about the key words used in mathematics and their definition or meaning. Students self assess their knowledge of a given word by shading a response box. An ideal starter or extension task to promote mathematical vocabulary that should be known at KS2, but may remain unfamiliar to students in subsequent key stages. Supports learning and retaining spellings of key mathematical words. Works well alongside http://www.numeracyninjas.org/ Key words: vocabulary, mathematical vocabulary, match, definition, self assess, ten a day.
Match mathematical words  to their meaning(s) - ten homonyms.
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Match mathematical words to their meaning(s) - ten homonyms.

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Not as simple to do as it looks. Match ten mathematical homonyms to their meaning in mathematics and in everyday English.. An interesting activity to promote discussion and the importance of subject specific vocabulary (answers provided). Key words: math homonym, vocabulary, EFL, meanings, definitions, different contexts, literacy in mathematics, match (terms used: sign, root, product, term, mean, even, difference, face, negative, power ).
Equations pack. Solve linear equations using mobile balance diagrams LHS = RHS.
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Equations pack. Solve linear equations using mobile balance diagrams LHS = RHS.

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The pack includes balance drawing problems (up to unknowns on both sides), then balance drawings with equations written using symbols. There is a structured worksheet and a puzzle to complete the activity. The balance drawings reinforce the concept of equality LHS = RHS. There are no negatives, fractions or decimals involved in this pack only integer solutions. Answers on each page are easily checked because they sum to a multiple of 10 (answers included). Key words: equivalence, mobile problems, balance problems, pan balance, relationship, algebra, solve, unknowns, unknowns on both sides, balance problem, unknown, joke, logical thinking, multi-step problems, algebraic reasoning, puzzle, decode, worksheet, math, maths, mathematics, (unlock, untangle, understand).
Multiply by 2, 5 and 10 to decode a paragraph on the law of reflection (cross curricular numeracy 4)
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Multiply by 2, 5 and 10 to decode a paragraph on the law of reflection (cross curricular numeracy 4)

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Students decode a paragraph to find out about one of the simplest laws of Physics. The puzzle relies on an ability to multiply by 2, 5 and 10. It can be used to identify a numeracy deficit involving simple multiplication. Devices within the puzzle allow students to self monitor their work and correct errors (answers included). Can be used in Science or Mathematics. Keywords: Physics, Law of reflection, 2s, 5s, 10s, times table, message, decode, ray, light, reflect, angle, mirror, incidence, reflect worksheet, cross curricular numeracy, numeracy, deficit, math, maths, numeracy across learning (unlock untangle understand).
Place value - read numbers including decimals
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Place value - read numbers including decimals

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Match the number in words to the number in digits to decode the puzzle. Devices within the puzzle allow students to self monitor their work and correct errors. Students like to finish a puzzle, but they don’t always like the jokes they decode! Each puzzle also supports literacy. Students have to split the string of letters into recognisable words to read the punchline. (answers included). If you like this, search for: Place Value - decode the puzzles, from powers of 10, to standard form. Keywords: place value, units, tens, hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions, thousandths, hundredths, tenths, puzzle, joke, code, number system, practice, math joke, maths jokes, mathematics, unlock untangle understand.
Place value - decimal puzzle_2
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Place value - decimal puzzle_2

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Match the decimals given in words to the number given in digits. Devices within the puzzle allow students to self monitor their work and correct errors. Students like to finish a puzzle, but they don’t always like the jokes they decode! Each puzzle also supports literacy. Students have to split the string of letters into recognisable words to read the punchline. (answers included). If you like this, search for: Place Value - A pack of decimal and fraction puzzles. Keywords: place value, decimals, units, tenths, hundredths, thousandths, puzzle, joke, number system, subtract, practice, math, maths joke, mathematics, unlock untangle understand.
Index laws 1 Multiply powers in the same base
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Index laws 1 Multiply powers in the same base

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Expressions with the same base can be manipulated using the Law of Indices. Decode the puzzle to practice using the laws of indices. Print two per page in landscape. If you like this resources search for Index laws 2, 3 and 4. Key words: index, indices, notation, expression, index laws, base, bases, power, powers, multiply, puzzle, joke, decode, worksheet, practice, math, maths, mathematics, (unlock, untangle, understand).
Place value - read decimal numbers and decode a joke.
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Place value - read decimal numbers and decode a joke.

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Match the number in words to the number in digits to decode the puzzle. Devices within the puzzle allow students to self monitor their work and correct errors. Students like to finish a puzzle, but they don’t always like the jokes they decode! Each puzzle also supports literacy. Students have to split the string of letters into recognisable words to read the punchline. (answers included). If you like this, search for: Place Value - decode the puzzles, from powers of 10, to standard form. Keywords: place value, multiply, units, tens, hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions, thousandths, hundredths, tenths, puzzle, joke, code, number system, practice, math joke, maths jokes, mathematics, unlock untangle understand.
Mathematical Vocabulary_11_ten_a_day
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Mathematical Vocabulary_11_ten_a_day

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A match up task intended as a refresher activity, to remind students about the key words used in mathematics and their definition or meaning. Students self assess their knowledge of a given word by shading a response box. An ideal starter or extension task to promote mathematical vocabulary that should be known at KS2, but may remain unfamiliar to students in subsequent key stages. Supports learning and retaining spellings of key mathematical words. Works well alongside http://www.numeracyninjas.org/ If you want more activities like this search for Mathematical Vocabulary ten a day. Key words: vocabulary, mathematical vocabulary, match, definition, self assess, ten a day.
Mathematical Vocabulary Pack - ALL 12 pages in one file.
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Mathematical Vocabulary Pack - ALL 12 pages in one file.

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Mathematical Vocabulary Booklet (ten_a_day) A set of 12 matching activities in a booklet, intended as a refresher activity, to remind students about the key words used in mathematics and their definition or meaning. Students self assess their knowledge of a given word by shading a response box. An ideal starter or extension task to promote mathematical vocabulary that should be known at KS2, but may remain unfamiliar to students in subsequent key stages. Supports learning and retaining spellings of key mathematical words. Works well alongside http://www.numeracyninjas.org/ (Answers available on the TES site, search for mathematical vocabulary ten_a_day.) Key words: vocabulary, mathematical vocabulary, match, definition, self assess, mathematical, mathematics, key words.