Analogies: Make more of analogies to help remember mathematical concepts.
Ancient Mysteries: This activity requires students to memorise fifteen numbers in a three by five grid.
Kim's Game 1: This is the Maths version of the traditional memory game. Memorise 10 mathematical facts then recall them as they disappear from view.
Kim's Game 2: This is the Maths version of the traditional memory game. Memorise 10 mathematical facts then recall them as they disappear from view.
Kim's Game 3: This is the Maths version of the traditional memory game. Memorise 10 mathematical facts then recall them as they disappear from view.
Mathterpiece: Memorise a picture made up of geometrical shapes
Memor Sea: Twelve numbers in a seascape need to be memorised in order to answer the five questions.
Number Recall: Can you improve your ability to remember telephone numbers?
Pi Day: March 14th is Pi Day. The third month and the 14th day relates to 3.14 which is pi to three significant figures. How many figures of pi can you memorise?
Shopping List: A quick quiz about five items on a shopping list written 40 years ago.
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If pupils have immediate, effortless recall of mathematical facts their brain's working memory is better able to solve more complex problems. A pupil can exercise their memory in order that it can improve and this topic provides activities to do just that.
Memory Teacher Resources:
Fractions Kim's Game: A memory game to be projected to help the whole class recognise basic fractions.
Circle Parts Kim's Game: A memory game to be projected to help the whole class revise the names for the parts of a circle.
Memorable Measures: This is a visual aid and printable cards to introduce a homework activity about measures.
Angle Theorem Kim's Game: A memory game to be projected to help the whole class revise the circle angle theorems.
Kim's Quiz: The traditional memory game played with mathematical statements.
Times Tables: A collection of activities to help you learn your times tables in only 5 days.
Pairs Twenty One: Find the pairs of numbers that add up to 21 in this collection of matching games.
Pairs Eleven: Find pairs of playing cards of the same suit which add up to eleven.
Algebra Pairs: The classic Pelmanism or pairs game requiring you to match equivalent expressions.
Indices Pairs: The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of indices.
Pairs 240: Find the pairs of numbers that multiply together to give a product of 240 in this collection of matching games.
Circle Pairs: Find the matching pairs of circle diagrams and circle properties in this interactive online game.
Rotational Symmetry Pairs: The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of rotational symmetry.
Pi-Mon: Memorise the digits of pi with help from some musical notes.
Screen Test: Memorise the mathematical facts in the video then answer the ten quiz questions.
Formulae to Remember: The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test recognition for formulae required to be memorised for GCSE exams.
Formulae Pairs: Find the matching pairs of diagrams and formulae for basic geometrical shapes.
Mathterpieces: Memorise eight pictures made up of geometrical shapes then sort them into order.
Venn Diagram Pairs: The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of Venn diagrams.
Maths Kim's Game: Kim's Game requires you to remember a number of items and in this version the items are all mathematical. Improve your recall skills by playing along with this three-part memory challenge.
Maths Fact Fluency: A four-step process for taking pupils on the path from acquisition to automaticity
Memorise the Multiplication Table: A quick overview of methods for learning all one hundred multiplication facts from 1x1 to 10x10.
Memorable Measures Notes: These are the printable cards to go with the activity called Memorable Measures.
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