Work out the contents and the cost of the Christmas boxes from the given clues
If all the bells ring together at noon, at what time will they next all ring together? This problem requires the use of LCM.
Christmas Eve Snow
Each different letter stands for a different digit. Can you make sense of this word sum?
A Maths Starter activity requiring students to arrange Christmas ornaments in a square box.
Work out the total cost of five Christmas presents from the information given.
Which of the two shapes has the largest area? You will be surprised!
Answer the mental arithmetic questions then convert the answers to letters to find the joke.
North Pole Test
This starter requires you to write out a difficult times table.
Complete the calculations with the weights of the puddings
Arrange the numbers on the snowballs so that no two consecutive numbers are directly connected by rope.
Work out the number of clowns and horses given the number of heads and feet.
Snowman and Woman
How many different ways can you spell out the word "Snowman" by moving from snowflake to snowflake.
Three Wise Gifts
Find as many sets of three of the available numbers as possible which add up to the given total.
A Maths puzzle based on the 12 Days of Christmas song.
Complete Index of Starters
In addition to our Christmas activities see also our huge collection of Fun Maths games, puzzles and challenges.
The end of the lesson or the lesson at the end of Term should be a little more fun than normal. Here's a collection of fun mathematical activities
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Christmas activities make those December Maths lessons interesting, exciting and relevant. Whether mathematical activities are presented in a Christmas themed way or, due to the festive mood, normal mathematics learning is replaced with puzzles, games and seasonal fun, you can be sure that we have some excellent ideas for you here on the Transum website.
That last week of term before the Christmas holiday is the perfect time to ensure that pupils develop a delight in mathematics by seeing it in an exciting, enjoyable and engaging way (more exciting, enjoyable and engaging than the rest of the term that is!).
How many gifts did my true love send to me according to the traditional Christmas song 'Twelve Days of Christmas'.
Colour in the Christmas picture according to the properties of the numbers.
After working out which vowels are missing from the Christmas words do some basic calculations.
Drag the lights onto the positions indicated on the tree. Arrange the lights so that no two consecutive numbers are joined by a wire.
A hands on activity requiring students to arrange Christmas ornaments in a square box.
Work out the cost of the Christmas presents from the information given.
Xmas Toggle Tree
Find the right combination of button presses to turn all of the Christmas tree lights on.
Xmas Tree Trim
Use the lights provided to decorate each of the Christmas trees so that no two trees are the same.
Tangram Christmas Tree: Accurately construct a tangram puzzle then use it to make a Christmas tree and answer a short quiz.
Xmas Facts and Figures: How long can Santa spend at each home delivering presents? This and other festive questions answered.
Xmas Wrapping Maths: Did you know there is a formula for calculating the amount of wrapping paper needed?
Pudding Weights: Fill in the gaps with the weights of the puddings. A printable worksheet.
Snowman Worksheet: This printable may help pupils work out how many different ways there are to spell snowman on the snow flake grid.
Xmas Ornaments Grids: Three different grids for the Christmas Ornaments puzzle.
Xmaths Card: A printable Christmaths card containing mathematical jokes and a puzzle.
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Have you read Craig's book yet?
Craig Barton must surely be the voice of Mathematics teachers in the UK. His wonderful podcasts interviewing the industry experts have culminated in this wonderful book. As Craig says: "I genuinely believe I have never taught mathematics better, and my students have never learned more. I just wish I had known all of this twelve years ago..." more...
"How I wish I’d taught maths' is an extraordinary and important book. Part guide to research, part memoir, part survival handbook, it’s a wonderfully accessible guide to the latest research on teaching mathematics, presented in a disarmingly honest and readable way. I know of no other book that presents as much usable research evidence on the dos and don’ts of mathematics teaching in such a clear and practical way. No matter how long you have been doing it, if you teach mathematics—from primary school to university—this book is for you." Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment, UCL.
Casio Classwiz Calculator
There is currently a lot of talk about this new calculator being the best in its price range for use in the Maths classroom. The new ClassWiz features a high-resolution display making it easier to view numerical formulas and symbols but it isn't a graphical calculator as such (it has the capacity to draw graphs on your smart phone or tablet, via a scannable QR code and an app).
As well as basic spreadsheet mode and an equation solving feature you also get the ability to solve quadratic, cubic or quartic polynomial inequalities and the answer is given just as it should be written down, using the correct inequality symbols!
This calculator has a high-performance processor and twice the memory of previous models ensuring speedy operation and superior computational power.more...
Texas Instruments Nspire Calculator
This handheld device and companion software are designed to generate opportunities for classroom exploration and to promote greater understanding of core concepts in the mathematics and science classroom. TI-Nspire technology has been developed through sound classroom research which shows that "linked multiple representation are crucial in development of conceptual understanding and it is feasible only through use of a technology such as TI-Nspire, which provides simultaneous, dynamically linked representations of graphs, equations, data, and verbal explanations, such that a change in one representation is immediately reflected in the others.
For the young people in your life it is a great investment. Bought as a gift for a special occasion but useful for many years to come as the young person turns into an A-level candidate then works their way through university. more...
The analytics show that more and more people are accessing Transum Mathematics via an iPad as it is so portable and responsive. The iPad has so many other uses in addition to solving Transum's puzzles and challenges and it would make an excellent gift for anyone.
You have to hold iPad Air to believe it. It’s just 7.5 millimeters thin and weighs just one pound. The stunning Retina display sits inside thinner bezels, so all you see is your content. And an incredible amount of power lies inside the sleek enclosure. So you can do so much more. With so much less. more...
Before giving an iPad as a gift you could add a link to iPad Maths to the home screen.
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