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

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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

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SWPB and Yu-Gi-Oh 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

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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 TIC-TAC-TOE at “Math With Bad Drawings“. Here is a picture of a completed game: … Continue reading

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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

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Salute the King

TUESDAY Home group before lunch. Nothing planned! Looking for inspiration. Google search: “Group Card Games”. Result: How to Play the Funniest Card Game Ever. Rules: Deal all the cards face down. It is better if everyone has the same amount of … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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Risk Your Algebra Skills

Trying new methods in your classes is a great way to keep you and your students interested. My Google Reader now has over 100 great Math blogs. It is here that I often get inspiration to try new ideas. For … Continue reading

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