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While not a primarily a mathematical activity as such, this word search does promote the familiarity with the chosen vocabulary. You can let the computer randomly select mathematical words from the database or you could type in words associated with the topic the pupils are currently studying.
For example you may want your pupils to become more aware of the names of the platonic solids (cube, dodecahedron, icosahedron, octahedron, and tetrahedron) or the order of operations (brackets, indices, division, multiplication, addition and subtraction).
You may want to print off the word search in advance of the lesson if pupils find it doing this sort of activity from the board.
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