# Tagged: game

## The ordering decimals game

There are lots of ways that you can go about teaching ordering decimal numbers by size. Developing pupils’ understanding of where decimals sit on the numberline is one approach. Getting them to understand that if we want to put a number on the numberline between 3.4 and 3.5, that we need a second decimal digit to do this is one...

## Corners- Times Tables Fun

Put one pupil standing in each corner of the room. A pupil from the remaining ones shouts out a times table question. The first of the four pupils in the corners to shout out the correct answer wins. They then get to move to one other corner of the room. They can’t move diagonally so have to follow a wall...

## Can you make practising the times tables fun? Yes, just give me three dice…

As I was surfing through the blogosphere last week I stumbled upon a fantastic blog post explaining a fun game that you can encourage the pupils to play to practice their times tables. The inventor of the game is Dan Finkel, the author of the fantastic math for love blog. You can view Dan’s original post here. I have summarised...

## Properties of quadrilaterals dominoes

There are some excellent resources on the TES website and Properties of Quadrilaterals Dominoes is one of them. Not much explanation needed; just match the shapes to their names and properties in a game of dominoes… The resource was created and published by the www.notjustsums.com website.

## Taboo words

Thanks to Sarah for this brilliant way to assess understanding of concepts and maths vocabulary. Split the class up into groups of 4-6. Each group gets a set of small cards which each have on them one maths related word. The first thing they have to do is write on each card, under the math related word which is at...

## 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...

## Wanna be in my gang?

A great little game to get kids thinking about types of numbers. Think of a particular type of numbers that you want the pupils to guess. This could be square numbers, cube numbers, triangle numbers, even numbers etc… Tell the pupils that they need to guess a number between 0 and 100. If their number matches your hidden criteria then...