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Category Archives: Games
Playing Mathematically
Anybody who knows me, can easily see I have a passion for playing games. A fellow teacher starts each school day trying to beat me at “Stop or Dare”. At the end of a teaching day Maths teachers and the … Continue reading
Multiplication Tic Tac Toe in 3 Acts
Multiplication Tic Tac Toe is a great game because it: is easy to learn requires minimal equipment provides lots of practice of multiplication facts requires logical thinking ACT ONE – Constructing the Game Provide a pair of students with a … Continue reading
SWPB and YuGiOh Cards
Schools are generally much more positive environments than they used to be. Our school community (including students, teachers, parents, principal class, cleaners and visitors) has many opportunities for positive, constructive interaction. 6:1 Our aim is a ratio of six positives … Continue reading
Posted in Games, Teaching Ideas
Tagged Accuracy Des Koala, cards, Goblin Worker, Hippopotenuse, KuGiOh, mathematician, positive reinforcement, swpb, token economy
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Game On!
I thought I had read about or played most games during the 20942 days I have lived (online age calculator). And then today I discovered ULTIMATE TICTACTOE at “Math With Bad Drawings“. Here is a picture of a completed game: … Continue reading
Risk your Quadratic skills
My last post about this great revision game was “Risk your Algebra skills“. In Year 11 Maths Methods, we have been learning about Quadratic equations. Like most classes there is a wide range of abilities. Some kids get quadratics and … Continue reading
Posted in Games, Teaching Ideas, Worksheets
Tagged algebra, equations, game, Mathematics, quadratic, Quadratic equation, Quadratic function, revision
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Top Trumps Substitution Card Game
Following on from my last post, here is a nice game from TES who claim to be the largest network of teachers in the world? . Top Trumps Animals Algebra Substitution uses a set of 45 cards similar to the … Continue reading
Posted in Games, Teaching Ideas, Web Resources
Tagged animals, cards, game, substitution, top trumps
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Students + Teachers = Maths
My most enjoyable and successful classes are those where I learn WITH the students. Hence I was pleased to stumble across Max Ray’s blog post: I know I’m doing it right when… Max’s statements nearly all start with: “Students and Teachers … Continue reading
Posted in Games, Problem Solving
Tagged algebra, dice, investigation, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Steve Wright, students, substitution, target board, teachers
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Numbers Puzzle
As part of my Puzzlemaths book, I have devised some puzzles of my own. One example is my Numbers Puzzle – shown below: I originally made this puzzle image free, but for most students this was too difficult. Every word … Continue reading
Posted in Games, Teaching Ideas, Worksheets
Tagged crossword, images, numbers, puzzle, visual clues
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