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Christmas Maths Activities

ChristMaths Starters:

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Boxing Day
Work out the contents and the cost of the Christmas boxes from the given clues

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Christmas Bells
If all the bells ring together at noon, at what time will they next all ring together? This problem requires the use of LCM.

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Christmas Eve
How many palindromic numbers can you find?

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Christmas Eve Snow
Each different letter stands for a different digit. Can you make sense of this word sum?

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Christmas Ornaments
A Maths Starter activity requiring students to arrange Christmas ornaments in a square box.

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Christmas Presents
Work out the total cost of five Christmas presents from the information given.

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Christmas Tables
Which of the two shapes has the largest area? You will be surprised!

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Cracker Joke
Answer the mental arithmetic questions then convert the answers to letters to find the joke.

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North Pole Test
This starter requires you to write out a difficult times table.

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Puddings
Complete the calculations with the weights of the puddings

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Ropey Snowballs
Arrange the numbers on the snowballs so that no two consecutive numbers are directly connected by rope.

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Santa's Sleigh
Work out the number of clowns and horses given the number of heads and feet.

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Snowman and Woman
How many different ways can you spell out the word "Snowman" by moving from snowflake to snowflake.

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Square Christmas Tree
Draw a picture of a Christmas tree using only square numbers.

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The Power of Christmas
Find a power of 2 and a power of 3 that are consecutive numbers.

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Three Wise Gifts
Find as many sets of three of the available numbers as possible which add up to the given total.

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Twelve Days
A Maths puzzle based on the 12 Days of Christmas song.

 

Complete Index of Starters

 

Fun Maths

In addition to our Christmas activities see also our huge collection of Fun Maths games, puzzles and challenges.

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Fun Maths

Fun Maths

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

The short web address is:

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The huge collection of End of Term activities might also be of interest to you.

End of Term Activities

 

Festive Mathematics

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!).

ChristMaths Activities:

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Twelve Days
How many gifts did my true love send to me according to the traditional Christmas song 'Twelve Days of Christmas'.

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Xmas Colouring
Colour in the Christmas picture according to the properties of the numbers.

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Xmas Consonants
After working out which vowels are missing from the Christmas words do some basic calculations.

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Xmas Lights
Drag the lights onto the positions indicated on the tree. Arrange the lights so that no two consecutive numbers are joined by a wire.

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Xmas Ornaments
A hands on activity requiring students to arrange Christmas ornaments in a square box.

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Xmas Presents
Work out the cost of the Christmas presents from the information given.

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Xmas Squorder
Rearrange the tiles to form a Christmas picture.

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Xmas Toggle Tree
Find the right combination of button presses to turn all of the Christmas tree lights on.

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Xmas Tree Trim
Use the lights provided to decorate each of the Christmas trees so that no two trees are the same.

ChristMaths Investigations:

Tangram Christmas Tree: Accurately construct a tangram puzzle then use it to make a Christmas tree and answer a short quiz.

ChristMaths Videos:

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?

ChristMaths Worksheets:

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.

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