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Good games for middling year 9 group

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by mollycoddles, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. mollycoddles

    mollycoddles New commenter

    Wondered if anyone has some good ideas

    middle group low in confidence so could do with some easy questions still mathematical but enjoyable so they go away on holiday feeling positive.
  2. TheOracleAtDelphi

    TheOracleAtDelphi Occasional commenter

    Are you meaning quiz or Christmas worksheets?

    In terms of quiz you can do an arithmetic type round based on the 12 days of Christmas quite easily (e.g. gold rings squared, lords a leaping times ladies dancing, how many presents on the 12th day, how many animals, how many legs etc.) (Make sure they have a copy of the song as you do sometimes find variations in what people sing)

    In terms of other things, it kinda depends on what topics you have been doing recently - you can do some nice things about amount of wrapping paper linking to nets, surface area and volume, similarly stacking things (e.g. presents on sleigh), even the old max volume open top box investigation but doesn't really fit if you haven't done those topics recently.

    Things like logic puzzles can also work well if it can be less obviously mathsy as they can build good skills and helps with reading carefully to find the correct information.

    There are companies that produce specific Christmas themed maths packs and I'm sure there are lots of resources on TES if you want something more worksheet-y. Back in the day Christmas calculated colouring and Christmas coordinates used to be staples, at least with the lower sets at the schools I worked at!

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