# Christmas Maths Activities

There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to choose from. You will find in the left column below some starters on the topic of Christmas.

A lesson starter does not have to be on the same topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is often very useful to revise and consolidate topic by using a starter based on a totally different topic. Some of the most popular starters are shown in the right column below.

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### Christmas Starters:

Boxing Day: The volumes of these cubical boxes are given. How long are each of the edges?

ChrisMaths: Find a power of 2 and a power of 3 that are consecutive numbers.

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.

Christmas Eve: How many palindromic numbers can you find?

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

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

Christmas Tables: Which of the two shapes has the largest area?

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

Puddings: Complete the calculations with the weights of the puddings

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

Santa's Sleigh: 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.

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

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

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#### Hi-Low Predict

Similar to the 'Play Your Cards' right game.

### Notes:

Christmas activities make those December Maths lessons interesting, exciting and relevant. If students have access to computers there are some online activities to keep them engaged such as Christmas Ornaments and Christmas Light Up.

As a whole class why not finish of the term with a fun game of Two Dice Bingo?

### Christmas Activities:

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

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.

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

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

Xmas Squorder: Rearrange the tiles to form a Christmas picture.

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