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Use all of the cards to create a continuous red line from start to finish. Keep dragging cards onto the yellow square until all of the cards are on the grid.

## Transum.org

This web site contains over a thousand free mathematical activities for teachers and pupils. Click here to go to the main page which links to all of the resources available.

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Mathematicians are not the people who find Maths easy; they are the people who enjoy how mystifying, puzzling and hard it is. Are you a mathematician?

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#### Bidmaze

Find your way through the maze encountering mathematical operations in the correct order to achieve the given total. This is an addictive challenge that begins easy but develops into quite a difficult puzzle.

## Numeracy

"Numeracy is a proficiency which is developed mainly in Mathematics but also in other subjects. It is more than an ability to do basic arithmetic. It involves developing confidence and competence with numbers and measures. It requires understanding of the number system, a repertoire of mathematical techniques, and an inclination and ability to solve quantitative or spatial problems in a range of contexts. Numeracy also demands understanding of the ways in which data are gathered by counting and measuring, and presented in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables."

Secondary National Strategy, Mathematics at key stage 3

## Go Maths

Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths main page links to more activities designed for students in upper Secondary/High school.

## Teachers

If you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows:

Alternatively, if you use Google Classroom, all you have to do is click on the green icon below in order to add this activity to one of your classes.

It may be worth remembering that if Transum.org should go offline for whatever reason, there are mirror site at Transum.info that contains most of the resources that are available here on Transum.org.

When planning to use technology in your lesson always have a plan B!

Transum,

Thursday, March 28, 2019

"The game version of this activity (Black Path Game) features in Martin Gardner's Sixth book of Mathematical Diversions and a mathematical analysis of various strategies can be seen in Game and Puzzle Design volume 1 By Cameron Browne.

The Transum version is presented as a puzzle rather than a game but the level 8 game board can be used to play the game if pupils are seated in pairs at the computer.

The difficulty increases quite dramatically between the levels. At the time of writing no one, including myself, has managed level eight but it definitely is possible."

Bell Foozwell,

Saturday, September 18, 2021

"Iâ€™ve just completed all the path puzzles, and I first want to say how much I enjoyed them. Level 8 was quite challenging, but it was satisfying."

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