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!).
Just to add a little more traditional festive fun to December lessons you could visit the Maths Advent Calendar each day to open a door.
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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Apple iPad Pro
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.
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Before giving an iPad as a Christmas gift you could add a link to iPad Maths to the home screen.
Math with Bad Drawings
I had been tutoring the wonderful Betsy for five years. When the day came for our last ever session together before the end of her Year 13, I received this beautiful book as a gift of appreciation.
This a very readable book by Ben Orlin. I'm really enjoying the humour in the writing and the drawings are great.
Ben Orlin answers maths' three big questions: Why do I need to learn this? When am I ever going to use it? Why is it so hard? The answers come in various forms-cartoons, drawings, jokes, and the stories and insights of an empathetic teacher who believes that mathematics should belong to everyone.
A Compendium Of Mathematical Methods
How many different methods do you know to solve simultaneous equations? To multiply decimals? To find the nth term of a sequence?
A Compendium of Mathematical Methods brings together over one hundred different approaches from classrooms all over the world, giving curious mathematicians the opportunity to explore fascinating methods that they've never before encountered.
If you teach mathematics to any age group in any country, you are guaranteed to learn lots of new things from this delightful book. It will deepen your subject knowledge and enhance your teaching, whatever your existing level of expertise. It will inspire you to explore new approaches with your pupils and provide valuable guidance on explanations and misconceptions. more...