Games and activities
This is a game for two or more players.
You will need a dice and access to a printer
to print this game. Alternatively, you can
make a paper wobbly line of random
numbers on the tabletop(see the game
board) and use this as your number track.
Dice (odd and even)
You will need some 1 – 6 spot dice.
For older children use larger numbers on your dice or decimals by writing on blank dice or making your own dice from cardboard.
Dice (mental calculation)
A simple activity using 6 dice.
Can you make board?
Can you find two numbers that total 100?
Can you find all the pairs that make 100?
Colour puzzles 1 - 6
If you have a printer, print the master page out and copy the position and colours onto the paper. Then work with your child to solve the problem. There are 6 different problems, so when your child has worked out how the puzzles work, they can try one on their own. There will be 6 more next week too.
Mystery number problems
Using the clues, try to work out what the mystery number is.
Works well without a printer with the adult reading the clues to the child.
These problems are suitable for KS1 and lower KS 2. Encourage your children to make their own for others to solve. More to follow over the next few weeks.
Domino line up
Here is a logic problem using dominoes.
Read the statements carefully and then put the dominoes in the correct order.
Domino addition square
Can you put the dominoes into a square arrangement, where every side totals 12 spots?
Shape calculation problem
This is a logic problem.
Read the card carefully.
Use the information on the card to solve the problem.
Many thanks to Cassy Turner who has allowed me to convert her bar modelling videos from her Word Problem Wednesday into PowerPoint presentations.
Word problem Wednesday is available on her website www.singaporemathsource.com
These are available here as PowerPoints (pptx) or pdf downloads.
NNS Homework Activities
Here are some pdf copies of the old National Numeracy Strategy homework book.
Apologies in advance, as the quality isn’t great, but you can still use the ideas and activities.
Click on the linked text to open a pdf copy.