Maths Teaching

August 9, 2008


I am dead impressed by this puzzle I discovered recently, called Futoshiki. It could be used after a lesson on inequalities to reinforce the meaning of the symbols, and also aid the development of logical thinking via problem solving.

An example of a puzzle is below.

Some links to good online Futoshiki sites are below:

May 29, 2008

Mental Maths

Filed under: games,KS3 — Maths Chick @ 4:55 pm

If you have pupils that find it difficult to learn their tables, or that rely on using their calculator too much, then get them to play these games on the link below:

Tutpup website


May 12, 2008


Filed under: games,probability — Maths Chick @ 8:35 am
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Interactive card game – learn to count the cards with this nice game from the BBC Skillwise website.


GCSE Exam Questions on Tree Diagrams – a worksheet containing 8 exam questions collated from past papers. A snapshot of the first page is below. Pupils are given space on the sheet to write in their answers.


February 7, 2008

Maths Games

Filed under: games,starters — Maths Chick @ 8:37 am

Twenty Four

Make 24 using four numbers and the basic operations.

Online version on Mymaths – Great to play as a class as a starter activity and very well designed to be used on the Smart Board

Twenty four printable version – Printable version to make game cards or handouts with.

January 29, 2008

Tarsia Resources

Filed under: C1,games,KS3,KS4,KS5,Sorting cards,Tarsia,Uncategorized — Maths Chick @ 11:00 am

Formulator Tarsia 2.0 is a fantastic piece of freeware that enables you to make games for lessons to be more enjoyable. You can make jigsaws (of all different sizes and shapes), dominoes and sorting cards. It has been made by Hermitech Laboratory and can be downloaded from their website by clicking the link.

Mark McCourt’s Emaths website provides a number of Tarsia resources for topics across the curriculum

Teachers have uploaded their Tarsia games on to the web. Find their pre-made games by clicking on the links below:

Number games – KS3 – KS4

Algebra games – KS3 – KS4

Shape games – KS3

Data Handling games – KS3

A level games – Differentiation

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