# Tagged: arithmetic

## Arithmastars- arithmetic practice inspiration

Need some inspiration to make arithmetic practice a bit more fun? With Christmas coming up you need Arithmastars! Check out the worksheets below for an engaging activity based around cycling around points of stars whilst doing arithmetic. The idea with an arithmastar is that you choose a starting number and then you begin at point A, performing the arithmetic operations...

## Making 100

Pupils write out the digits 1 to 10 like this: 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 The aim is to create an expression that equals 100 by putting as many + – X and / signs between the digits as they like. You might like to demo...

## Introducing algebra- consecutive numbers addition puzzle

Here’s are really good way of introducing algebra and getting across the idea of what a variable is. The pdf slides that you can use on the interactive white board to run this activity are here. Start by getting the pupils to draw this diagram in their books: They then choose a number between 1 and 10 and write this...

## Mexican Wave Sequences

A great little game to make sequences fun! Get the pupils into a horseshoe. Put up an nth term rule on the board. They have to do a mexican wave around the horseshoe but as they stand up they have to shout out the next term in the sequence. The first person is n=1, second person is n=2 etc… See...