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Foreword Maths Games Book 2 is a book of games and activities designed to reinforce and consolidate a variety of mathematical concepts with an emphasis on language. Children need to develop their mathematical vocabulary so that they can talk about, improve and relate their mathematical ideas. If children do not have this vocabulary to talk about and understand mathematical operations, they may not progress. According to Pollock and Waller (1994), ‘... extra lessons which consist of more of the same, can aggravate students’ feelings of failure and convince them that they will never be able to do maths’. Hence, playing games is an ideal way to reinforce concepts and gain consolidation.

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Maths Games Book 2 will motivate children to explore and learn mathematics in the safe and familiar environment of game playing.

Play allows children to move from their actual stage of development to a higher zone called the zone of potential development. Lev Vygotsky

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Early childhood play fades to become games with rules which help children to take part in society. Piaget, Bruner, Vygotsky Other titles in this series are: Maths Games Book 1 Maths Games Book 3

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Foreword/Contents .......................................................................................... i Teachers Notes ........................................................................................ ii – iii

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Curriculum Links ...................................................................................... iv – v Blank Game Proformas .......................................................................... vi – xi Fraction Trail .............................................................................................. 1 – 3

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Track Your Fractions! ............................................................................... 4 – 5 Step Up the Number Trail ...................................................................... 6 – 16 Step Down the Number Trail ............................................................... 17 – 27 Rounders ................................................................................................ 28 – 29

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Fruity Maths ........................................................................................... 30 – 36 Number Climb ........................................................................................ 37 – 47 Animal Maths ........................................................................................ 48 – 52 Time for … ............................................................................................. 53 – 55 Time to … ............................................................................................... 56 – 58 Number Trail .......................................................................................... 59 – 61 Car and Bike Rally ................................................................................. 62 – 65 Track Your Time ..................................................................................... 66 – 68 Find Your Way! ...................................................................................... 69 – 77 Find the Treasure! and Write the Map! ............................................. 78 – 86 Skittle Score .......................................................................................... 87 – 89 Answers ................................................................................................. 90 – 94 Prim-Ed Publishing – www.prim-ed.com

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Teachers Notes Maths Games Book 2 has been written for children to reinforce and consolidate mathematical concepts. It is predicted that most children will use concrete materials (such as blocks or a number line) to help calculate the answers to the sums at first. After playing the games a number of times, children may not require the concrete materials but will answer the questions through automatic recall and by using mental strategies. Assistance from more able children, the teacher and other adult helpers should also decline over time. The rules of each game are explained clearly on a teachers page. Children who are able readers will be capable of playing the games without adult assistance and helping other groups playing the same game.

Objectives to match each activity are included and the results can be transferred to assessment records.

Find the Treasure! Objective Practises and consolidates following and giving instructions using the points of the compass.

Number of players The game is for one player.

What you need to play the game • selected game board • coloured pencil

The materials required to play the game are listed.

The recommended number of players for each game is shown.

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Each game board is accompanied by a teachers page.

Following instructions 1. The player establishes the starting point. 2. The player follows the instructions around the map. 3. When the player arrives at the final destination, he/she must answer two questions on the activity sheet.

Giving instructions 1. The player establishes the starting point. 2. The player writes instructions, using the compass directions, to reach each given landmark in turn. 3. An adult/helper can check results. * These sheets could be laminated and used with a marker pen for subsequent children to use.

Blank game proforma

Explicit instructions are included.

A blank game proforma has been provided on page xi, for teachers to customise, according to the needs and abilities of the children in their class.

Objective: Practises following instructions using the points of a compass.

Find the Treasure! – 1

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An objective to match the activity is given so that activities can be included as a record of pupil achievement in assessment portfolios.

1. Move 2 squares E. 2. Move 2 squares S. 3. Move 4 squares E. 4. Move 3 squares N. 5. Move 3 squares W. 6. Move 1 square N.

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An icon to show the recommended number of players helps children to choose games easily.

Objective: Practises following instructions using the points of a compass.

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Where is the hidden treasure?

What landmark did you not visit?

Instructions are included where appropriate.

Blank Game Proformas Blank game boards have been included on pages vi to xi for teachers to customise. The game boards will suit children or groups who require further consolidation (or overlearning) but with different sums. Teachers will also be able to extend children using the blank game proformas by writing more challenging sums in the appropriate places. Answers Answers for games that require them have been included on pages 90 – 94. Prim-Ed Publishing – www.prim-ed.com

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Teachers Notes Educational games have considerable value in classrooms. Play coordinates learning by: • bringing together different types of learning, • helping children understand ideas, feelings and relationships, • helping children to make connections.

Games: aid understanding of rules, help children face challenges in a ‘safe’ environment, give children a sense of belonging, make children feel secure.

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The use of games and puzzles in the classroom can provide the opportunities for many skills to be developed and consolidated. Children will tackle unfamiliar problems and processes, learning skills such as decision making and mathematical reasoning. Maths games can also build and improve communication skills as many of the games and activities require paired or grouped participation. • • • • • • •

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Games and activities also:

help stimulate the use of mathematical language, are highly motivational because the child is actively participating and is in control, involve immediate feedback and an element of competition, have well-defined limits and directions, are meaningful experiences, somewhere between concrete reality and abstract work, can be used to consolidate class work or to encourage and enable a child to extend his or her skills, can be fun for adults too!

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Objective: Reinforces the concepts of fraction and shape.

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• Photocopy the games (at A4 or enlarge to A3) onto coloured card and laminate them. Game boards can be coloured in by children before laminating to encourage ‘ownership’.

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• Games could be organised and labelled to reflect the strand of the mathematics curriculum they reinforce. • Classroom assistants are ideal partners to aid children who require ‘overlearning’.

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• Consider different systems for storing or displaying games; for example, in polythene holders with instructions glued to the front. Games can be stored according to the concept, such as all multiplication games and activities kept together and correctly sequenced.

• Encourage children (once they know how to play the game) to take their game home and play it with adults and friends as ‘homework’. • Remember that parents want to help their children but not all know how to help. Games are an ideal format to empower parents in a ‘safe’ environment. The mathematical concepts that have been taught in the classroom can be reinforced and consolidated at home.

• Consider using children to ‘buddy’ less able children, not only to teach them how to play but to aid them during the game. Prim-Ed Publishing – www.prim-ed.com

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Curriculum Links Game

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Strand/Strand Unit

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Fraction Trail (Pages 1–3)

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Number Fractions

• solve and complete practical tasks and problems involving fractions

Track Your Fractions (Pages 4–5)

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• calculate a unit fraction of a number

3rd/4th Number Operations - Addition

• know and recall addition facts

Step Down the Number Trail (Pages 17–27)

3rd/4th Number Operations - Subtraction

• know and recall subtraction facts

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• round whole numbers to the nearest ten

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Rounders (Pages 28–29)

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Step Up the Number Trail (Pages 6–16)

3rd/4th Number Operations - Addition and Subtraction

• know and recall addition and subtraction facts

Number Climb (Pages 37–47)

3rd/4th Number Operations - Addition and Subtraction

• know and recall addition and subtraction facts

Animal Maths (Pages 48–52)

3rd/4th Number • develop and recall multiplication facts Operations - Multiplication within 100

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3rd/4th Number • develop and recall multiplication facts Operations - Multiplication within 100

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Fruity Maths (Pages 30–36)

3rd/4th Number Operations - Division

The Number Trail (Pages 59–61)

3rd/4th Number • develop and recall multiplication and Operations - Multiplication division facts within 100 Operations - Division

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Time to... (Pages 56–58)

• develop and recall division facts within 100

Car and Bike Rally (Pages 62–65)

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Measures Money

• solve and complete one-step problems and tasks involving the addition of money

Track Your Time (Pages 66–68)

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Measures Time

• read time in hours, half-hours and quarter-hours on 12-hour analogue clock and digital clock

Find Your Way! (Pages 69–77)

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• explore, discuss, develop and use the vocabulary of spatial relations • give and follow simple directions Prim-Ed Publishing – www.prim-ed.com

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Curriculum Links Game Find the Treasure! and Write the Map! (Pages 78–86)

Strand/Strand Unit

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Shape and space Spatial awareness

• explore, discuss, develop and use the vocabulary of spatial relations • give and follow simple directions

3rd/4th Shape and space 2–D shapes

• identify 2–D shapes, square, rectangle, triangle, circle, semicircle, oval, parallelogram, rhombus, pentagon, hexagon, octagon

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Fraction Trail Objective Reinforces the concepts of fraction and shape.

Number of players The game is for one player.

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1. Read the instructions on the activity. 2. Identify what fraction is being targeted. 3. The player begins at the start box and colours in the required shape only— moving up, right or left. 4. The player asks the teacher or helper to check that the correct trail of fractions has been followed.

Objective: Reinforces the concepts of fraction and shape.

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Track Your Fractions! Objective Reinforces and consolidates the ability to calculate parts of whole numbers.

Number of players The game is for one player.

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1. Child or teacher/helper chooses which track is to be targeted. 2. Adult times the player moving around the track. Player reads aloud the answers with the adult giving help if necessary. 3. When the player has finished, the adult records the time taken in the first try box. Subsequent attempts can be recorded. Players should attempt to beat only their own scores.

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half of sixteen

half of eight

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half of twelve

half of eighteen

half of fourteen

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1/2 of 20

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Step Up the Number Trail Objective Reinforces addition facts to 20. Reinforces and consolidates the language of addition.

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1. The player reads the instructions at the top and bottom of the sheet. 2. He/She works out the sum in the first box. If the answer corresponds to the target number, the player colours in the box. 3. The player searches for the next box which results in the target answer and colours it. He/She cannot move backwards or diagonally. 4. This continues until the player reaches the end of the trail. 5. A teacher or helper checks that the trail is correct.

Objective: Reinforces addition facts to 20. Reinforces the language of addition.

Step Up the Number Trail 1 Take the plant to water. increase 1 by 10

the total of 9 and 2

6 add 5

4 and 7

14 add 3

add 11 and 0

8 more than 11

12 more than 6

12 plus 8 equals

4 and 13 together

4 plus 7

4 added to 16

13 plus 7 equals

11 added to 7

the total of 5 and 13

2 add 9 equals

5 more than 12

12 more than 8

increase 6 by 12

6 and 5 together

the sum of 3 and 8

16 and 2

the total of 5 and 5

19 and 0 equals

4 more than 7

15 plus 3

14 plus 3

10 more than 8

the sum of 0 and 10

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15 plus 3

6 and 5 together

4 more than 7

4 plus 7

4 and 13 together

2 add 9 equals

add 11 and 0

14 add 3

the total of 5 and 13

increase 1 by 10

2 plus 11

Find the story of 11.

14 plus 3

16 and 2

5 more than 12

4 added to 16

6 add 5

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the total of 5 and 5

12 more than 8

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11 added to 7

12 plus 8 equals

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11 more than 1

4 plus 8

12 more than 0

5 more than 7

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the total of 4 and 6

3 plus 9

5 plus 7 equals

9 more than 3

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Find the story of 12.

the sum of 15 and 3

15 and 1 together

13 plus 7

14 and 2 together

14 add 1 equals

add 15 and 4

4 add 13

the total of 17 and 3

increase 1 by 14

3 plus 11

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16 and 0 equals

increase 3 by 12

12 added to 7

12 plus 8 equals

10 and 2

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Objective: Reinforces addition facts to 20. Reinforces the language of addition.


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10 plus 6

3 plus 10

14 plus 2

9 and 8

10 more than 2

6 add 7

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the total of 9 and 9

13 more than 5

13 plus 7 equals

19 more than 1

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Find the story of 13.

the sum of 5 and 15

1 and 12 together

13 plus 0

4 and 9 together

14 add 2 equals

add 5 and 14

16 add 3

the total of 6 and 7

increase 11 by 4

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16 and 0 equals

increase 15 by 2

9 added to 7

12 plus 5 equals

5 and 8

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Objective: Reinforces addition facts to 20. Reinforces the language of addition.


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7 plus 7

9 and 4 together

10 plus 4

1 plus 13

4 and 9 together

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add 7 and 10

16 add 2

the total of 6 and 7

increase 11 by 6

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10 plus 4 equals

1 more than 18

the total of 13 and 5

Find the story of 14.

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10 more than 2

14 added to 0

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the sum of 11 and 7

9 and 8 equals

increase 9 by 6

7 added to 7

12 plus 2 equals

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Objective: Reinforces addition facts to 20. Reinforces the language of addition.


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2 plus 13

9 and 4 together

10 and 5

7 plus 10

9 and 5 together

8 add 6 equals

add 8 and 4

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the total of 5 and 7

increase 11 by 6

13 plus 1

Find the story of 15.

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the total of 7 and 6

8 more than 7

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11 added to 3

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Objective: Reinforces addition facts to 20. Reinforces the language of addition.


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7 plus 8

12 and 4 together

6 and 10

3 plus 13

8 and 8 together

17 add 1 equals

add 8 and 4

9 add 8

the total of 5 and 11

increase 11 by 5

13 plus 6

Find the story of 16.

14 plus 1

9 and 7

0 more than 15

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the total of 7 and 6

8 more than 7

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15 added to 1

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Objective: Reinforces addition facts to 20. Reinforces the language of addition.


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8 plus 9

12 and 4 together

10 and 7

3 plus 13

8 and 6 together

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add 8 and 4

8 add 11

the total of 7 and 11

increase 9 by 8

13 plus 3

Find the story of 17.

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Objective: Reinforces addition facts to 20. Reinforces the language of addition.


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9 added to 7

10 and 8 together

12 plus 6

9 plus 9

13 and 5 together

14 add 3 equals

add 9 and 2

9 add 8

the total of 7 and 11

increase 1 by 8

13 plus 5

Find the story of 18.

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2 more than 17

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12 and 2 together

10 and 6

8 plus 10

8 and 5 together

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add 9 and 4

9 add 8

the total of 4 and 11

increase 1 by 8

13 plus 5

Find the story of 19.

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18 plus 2

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8 and 10 together

the total of 6 and 11

12 and 6 together

10 and 7

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Step Down the Number Trail Objective Reinforces subtraction facts to 20. Reinforces and consolidates the language of subtraction.

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Objective: Reinforces subtraction facts to 20. Reinforces the language of subtraction.

Step Down the Number Trail 1 Go into the water to see the diver! decrease 8 by 1

take 8 from 19

take 5 from 16

20 subtract 9

9 take away 4

decrease 12 by 2

3 less than 14

subtract 3 from 16

12 less 4 equals

8 minus 6

3 less than 13

11 subtract 0

12 minus 1 equals

4 subtracted from 15

6 less than 16

11 minus 1

11 less than 17

6 less than 8

decrease 15 by 4

12 take away 2

subtract 6 from 11

9 less than 20

subtract 3 from 14

17 less 6 equals

20 minus 10

9 less 9

21 less 10

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20 minus 10

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8 minus 6

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take 5 from 16

Find the story of 11.

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12 less 4 equals

20 subtract 9

Step Down the Number Trail 1

Objective: Reinforces subtraction facts to 20. Reinforces the language of subtraction.


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subtract 6 from 11

9 less 9

12 take away 0

19 minus 7

3 less than 13

13 minus 1

6 less than 18

decrease 12 by 2

18 take away 6

Find the story of 12.

14 less 3

9 less than 20

1 less than 17

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1 less than 8

subtract 3 from 14

6 less than 8

12 minus 1 equals

subtract 3 from 13

take 5 from 16

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3 less than 14

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15 minus 3

take 8 from 20

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decrease 2 by 1

17 less 6 equals

decrease 15 by 4

4 subtracted from 15

12 less 4 equals

22 subtract 11

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Objective: Reinforces subtraction facts to 20. Reinforces the language of subtraction.


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20 minus 7

subtract 6 from 19

24 less 11

9 subtract 3

3 less than 9

3 less than 16

4 less 4 equals

6 less than 8

subtract 6 from 14

6 minus 3

Find the story of 13.

12 minus 3

11 subtract 3

decrease 11 by 4

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2 less than 10

subtract 2 from 10

subtract 2 from 2

7 minus 1 equals

subtract 3 from 16

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13 take away 0

15 less 2

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decrease 13 by 5

11 subtract 4

decrease 9 by 3

Take the submarine down to see the treasure!

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2 less than 9

decrease 3 by 2

10 subtract 9

decrease 14 by 1

17 less 4

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Objective: Reinforces subtraction facts to 20. Reinforces the language of subtraction.


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20 minus 6

subtract 6 from 19

19 less 6

12 take away 0

24 minus 12

3 less than 17

13 minus 1

6 less than 18

20 less 6 equals

18 take away 6

Find the story of 14.

decrease 18 by 4

7 less than 21

16 subtract 2

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1 less than 15

subtract 3 from 14

6 less than 8

19 minus 2 equals

subtract 3 from 13

take 5 from 16

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1 less than 17

3 less than 14

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18 less 4 equals

15 minus 1

take 8 from 20

Dive down to see the octopus!

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decrease 2 by 1

22 subtract 11

decrease 15 by 4

4 subtracted from 17

decrease 14 by 1

decrease 12 by 2

Step Down the Number Trail 4

Objective: Reinforces subtraction facts to 20. Reinforces the language of subtraction.


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20 minus 5

subtract 6 from 19

9 less 6

12 take away 0

24 minus 12

2 less than 17

19 minus 4

6 less than 18

20 less 2 equals

17 take away 2

Find the story of 15.

decrease 25 by 10

3 less than 18

16 subtract 1

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6 less than 21

subtract 3 from 14

6 less than 8

19 minus 2 equals

subtract 3 from 13

take 5 from 16

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1 less than 17

3 less than 14

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18 less 3 equals

16 minus 1

take 5 from 20

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decrease 2 by 1

22 subtract 11

decrease 15 by 4

4 subtracted from 17

decrease 14 by 1

decrease 12 by 2

Step Down the Number Trail 5

Objective: Reinforces subtraction facts to 20. Reinforces the language of subtraction.


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20 minus 6

subtract 6 from 19

19 less 6

12 take away 0

24 minus 12

3 less than 17

13 minus 1

6 less than 18

20 less 2 equals

18 take away 6

subtract 3 from 19

take 8 from 24

Find the story of 16.

decrease 20 by 4

7 less than 23

25 subtract 9

1 less than 17

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1 less than 14

subtract 3 from 14

5 less than 22

19 minus 2 equals

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5 less than 21

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18 less 4 equals

15 minus 1

take 3 from 20

Take the tram down the mountain!

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decrease 8 by 2

20 subtract 4

decrease 19 by 3

4 subtracted from 17

decrease 14 by 1

decrease 16 by 0

Step Down the Number Trail 6

Objective: Reinforces subtraction facts to 20. Reinforces the language of subtraction.


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27 less 10 equals

1 less than 18

21 subtract 4

19 less 6

3 less than 20

3 less than 16

20 minus 7

subtract 6 from 19

subtract 6 from 14

decrease 11 by 4

Find the story of 17.

12 minus 3

11 subtract 3

19 minus 2

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2 less than 10

subtract 2 from 10

subtract 2 from 2

7 minus 1 equals

subtract 3 from 16

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decrease 19 by 2

24 subtract 7

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22 minus 5 equals

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13 take away 0

17 less 4

decrease 23 by 6

Land the parachutist safely on the ground!

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10 subtract 3

2 less than 9

decrease 3 by 2

10 subtract 9

decrease 14 by 1

17 less 4 equals

Step Down the Number Trail 7

Objective: Reinforces subtraction facts to 20. Reinforces the language of subtraction.


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20 minus 7

subtract 6 from 19

19 less 6

21 subtract 4

3 less than 20

3 less than 16

27 less 10 equals

1 less than 18

subtract 6 from 24

19 minus 2

Find the story of 18.

12 minus 3

11 subtract 3

decrease 11 by 4

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2 less than 10

subtract 2 from 10

subtract 2 from 2

7 minus 1 equals

subtract 5 from 23

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13 take away 0

22 less 4

g

22 minus 5 equals

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decrease 19 by 1

24 subtract 7

decrease 23 by 6

Land the shuttle safely on planet Earth!

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20 subtract 2

4 less than 22

decrease 21 by 3

19 subtract 1

decrease 28 by 10

17 less 4 equals

Step Down the Number Trail 8

Objective: Reinforces subtraction facts to 20. Reinforces the language of subtraction.


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20 minus 1

subtract 6 from 25

19 less 0

21 subtract 4

3 less than 20

3 less than 22

29 less 10 equals

1 less than 18

subtract 6 from 24

20 minus 1

Find the story of 19.

25 minus 6

11 subtract 3

decrease 11 by 4

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2 less than 21

subtract 2 from 10

subtract 2 from 2

7 minus 1 equals

subtract 5 from 23

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13 take away 0

24 less 4

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22 minus 5 equals

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decrease 21 by 2

24 subtract 5

decrease 23 by 6

Put the alien in the spaceship and send him home!

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4 less than 22

decrease 21 by 3

19 subtract 1

decrease 28 by 10

17 less 4 equals

Step Down the Number Trail 9

Objective: Reinforces subtraction facts to 20. Reinforces the language of subtraction.


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20 minus 1

subtract 6 from 25

19 less 0

21 subtract 4

3 less than 20

5 less than 25

29 less 10 equals

1 less than 18

subtract 6 from 26

20 minus 1

Find the story of 20.

25 minus 6

11 subtract 3

decrease 30 by 10

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1 less than 21

subtract 2 from 10

subtract 2 from 22

7 minus 1 equals

subtract 5 from 23

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23 take away 3

24 less 6

g

22 minus 2 equals

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decrease 24 by 4

24 subtract 5

decrease 23 by 6

Bring the skier down the mountain!

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20 subtract 0

4 less than 24

decrease 21 by 1

19 subtract 1

decrease 28 by 10

17 less 4 equals

Step Down the Number Trail 10

Objective: Reinforces subtraction facts to 20. Reinforces the language of subtraction.


Rounders Objective Reinforces and consolidates the concept of rounding to the nearest 10.

Number of players The game is for two players.

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What you need to play the game • game board • counters (one per player) • two dice

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1. The first player rolls the two dice and adds the numbers shown. 2. The player moves the corresponding number of places. 3. When a player lands on a number, he/she decides whether it is a number that you round up or round down. • If the unit number is 5 or more, the player must round up to the nearest 10. The player moves his or her counter to that number. • If the unit number is less than 5, he/she must round down to the nearest 10. The player moves his or her counter to that number. 4. If a player shakes the dice and lands on a black space, he/she cannot round up or down and so remains there until his/her next turn. 5. Each player takes a turn moving appropriately. 6. The first player to reach the target is the winner.

Objective: Reinforces and consolidates the concept of rounding to the nearest 10.

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Objective: Reinforces and consolidates the concept of rounding to the nearest 10.

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Fruity Maths Objective Practises and consolidates addition and subtraction facts within 20.

Number of players The game is for two players.

What you need to play the game

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How to play

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1. Each player takes a game board (either A or B). 2. The first player chooses a coloured counter and puts it on a fruit on his or her game board. 3. The player asks the opponent to put a corresponding colour of counter on a fruit that has the same answer to the sum being asked on his or her game board. (Remember, the sums on each game board will be written differently but the answers will be the same.) 4. The second player places a different coloured counter on a fruit and gives similar instructions to his/her opponent. 5. The game ends when all the fruits have been covered. 6. An adult/helper may be required to check that the answers are correct.

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eight and seven

five + four

5+7

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fifteen less two

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ten plus two

twelve minus two

sixteen minus five

five + four

seven minus zero

fourteen add two

fifteen less two

eight and seven

16 – 8

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7+7

5+7

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fifteen minus eight

eleven and three

eleven take away three

14 – 3

3+6

sixteen less one

eight add eight

six plus six

nine add one

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fifteen minus three

16 – 3

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17 subtract 2

4 add 14

add one to seven

18 – 8

seven plus seven

18 – 9

eighteen take away two

three and eight

eighteen minus one

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Objective: Practises recalling addition and subtraction facts to 18.

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six add seven

6+6


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15 subtract 6

five plus five

sixteen less eight

18 – 0

eighteen take away 7

3 plus 10

thirteen add four

8+7

18 – 6

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Objective: Practises recalling addition and subtraction facts to 18.

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eighteen less four

eight add eight


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thirteen add four

twenty subtract four

10 add five

10 + 3

sixteen minus four

10 + 10

sixteen less two

14 + 5

sixteen plus two

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three plus eight

fourteen take away thirteen

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fifteen take away two

five add seven

four plus ten

10 + 8

eighteen minus seventeen

11 add 9

twenty minus one

12 add 5

eighteen minus two

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Objective: Practises recalling addition and subtraction facts to 20.

3 + 12

five + six

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Number Climb Objective Reinforces and consolidates basic number facts and the language of addition and subtraction.

Number of players The game is for up to three players.

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What you need to play the game • selected game board • three counters or buttons of the same colour for each player • a die

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1. Each player places one counter at the bottom of each set of sums (known as a climb) so that there are three counters per player on the game board. 2. The first player throws the die and matches the number on the die to the numbers on the dice by the pictures at the side of the climb. He/She looks at the picture, which will tell that player which climb to move his/her counter on (for example, either the hippopotamus climb, elephant climb or lion climb.) 3. The player moves his/her counter onto the first sum and works it out. If the answer is correct, he/she stays on that sum but if incorrect, he/she moves back down one place. 4. Players move one step on the climb at each move. 5. The next player repeats the process. This continues until one player has all of his/her counters at the top of each of the three climbs.

Blank game proforma Objective: Reinforces basic number facts and the language of addition and subtraction.

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11 10

5+5

11 – 7

3 less than 10

4+5

11 – 4

6 add 3

2+6

11 – 9

3 more than 10

9 8 7

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7+3

11 – 8

10 subtract 2

4+6

11 – 6

1 plus 1

1+7

11 – 3

10 less 1

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11 – 6 11 – 3 Start

4+6

1+7

Start

11 – 9

2+6 11 – 8

11 – 4

4+5

7+3

11 – 7

5+5

Start

10 less 1

1 plus 1

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1 more than 10

6 add 3

3 less than 10

11

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5+4

2+7

Start

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12 – 7

7+5

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8 less 2

6 plus 6

11 subtract 3

4 more than 8

7 add 3

2 less than 10

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Objective: Reinforces basic number facts and the language of addition and subtraction.

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13 – 10 13 – 5 Start

7+6

1+9

Start

13 – 7

3+9 13 – 9

13 – 4

6+5

10 + 3

13 – 6

5+8

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13 less 11

10 plus 1

12 subtract 2

7 more than 6

8 add 5

3 less than 13

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14 – 5 14 – 11 Start

10 + 4

3+8

Start

14 – 4

6+8 14 – 9

14 – 7

8+4

7+7

14 – 8

6+7

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14 less 10

12 plus 2

13 subtract 4

6 more than 5

7 add 7

3 less than 14

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Objective: Reinforces basic number facts and the language of addition and subtraction.

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8+7

Start

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12 + 3 15 – 3

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6 plus 9

15 subtract 3

4 more than 11

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3 less than 15

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Objective: Reinforces basic number facts and the language of addition and subtraction.

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16 – 6 16 – 5 Start

11 + 4

9+7

Start

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10 + 6 16 – 2

16 – 3

7+9

9+3

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8+5

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16 less 1

7 plus 8

16 subtract 2

5 more than 11

9 add 6

2 less than 12

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17 – 10 17 – 4 Start

8+7

5+9

Start

17 – 7

7+8 17 – 12

17 – 9

10 + 5

8+9

17 – 6

5 + 12

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17 less 8

3 plus 14

17 subtract 5

3 more than 11

14 add 3

4 less than 16

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Objective: Reinforces basic number facts and the language of addition and subtraction.

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18 – 1 18 – 4 Start

8+7

6+9

Start

18 – 7

9+9 18 – 2

18 – 6

11 + 7

8+9

18 – 9

4 + 14

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18 less 8

3 plus 14

18 subtract 6

2 more than 16

13 add 2

2 less than 9

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Objective: Reinforces basic number facts and the language of addition and subtraction.

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19 – 18 19 – 19 Start

14 + 4

2 + 17

Start

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4 + 13 19 – 12

19 – 10

13 + 2

9+8

19 – 6

13 + 5

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14 less 2

18 plus 1

16 subtract 2

3 more than 16

6 add 13

6 less than 11

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Objective: Reinforces basic number facts and the language of addition and subtraction.

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20 – 16 20 – 13 Start

4+9

8+7

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1 + 13 20 – 8

20 – 10

9+5

7+8

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15 + 5

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1 plus 1

10 subtract 2

4 more than 6

6 add 13

3 less than 20

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Objective: Reinforces basic number facts and the language of addition and subtraction.

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Animal Maths Objective Practises and consolidates tables.

Number of players The game is for two players.

What you need to play the game

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9x3

3 times 5

3x3

product of 2 and 3

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product of 6 and 5

mulitply 8 by 5

3 lots of 5

8x3

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8x3

product of 6 and 5

product of 2 and 3

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4x5

2 groups of 3

6x5

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9 multiplied by 6

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10 x 10

multiply 2 by 6

7 x6

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7 multiplied by 10

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product of 7 and 6

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8 multiplied by 6

3 x 10

4x6

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Time for … Objective Practises and consolidates multiplication. Reinforces mathematical language.

Number of players The game is for one player.

What you need to play the game

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1x3

10 lots

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4th try

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3x3

2x3

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4 groups of 5

multiply 7 by 4

3x4

4x2

4 x 10

4x8

1x4

5x4

4x0

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4x9

4 multiplied by 6

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3rd try

4th try

4x6

4 lots of 2

product of 4 and 1

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4 times 4

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Objective: Practises recalling the four times tables and reinforces mathematical language.


Time to … Objective Practises and consolidates division. Reinforces mathematical language.

Number of players The game is for one player.

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3rd try

4th try

share 6 between 3

9 divided by 3

group 24 in 3s divide 18 by 3

30 in groups of 3 divide 21 equally in 3s

27 in groups of 3

group 3 in 3s

share 12 among 3

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12 √ 3

27 √ 3 15 √ 3

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2nd try

3rd try

4th try

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group 3 in 3s

group 24 in 3s

12 ÷ 3

6÷3

9÷3 3÷3

21 ÷ 3

30 ÷ 3

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Time to find the treasure!

15 divided by 3

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Objective: Practises dividing by three and reinforces mathematical language.

2nd try

18 ÷ 3 3rd try

27 in groups of 3

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Number Trail Objective Reinforces and consolidates the language of multiplication and division.

Number of players The game is for one or two players.

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Start

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make 4 six times bigger

3 groups of 9

product of 3 and 5

2 lots of 10

threes in 0

product of 5 and 5

4 lots of 6

multiply 3 by 7

39 in groups of 3

share 27 among 3

10 times 4

1 third of 30

3 times 1 15 divided by 3

divide 18 by 3

7 multiplied by 2

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put 36 in groups of 3

3 multiplied by 4

product of 3 and 5

put 15 in groups of 3

3 divided into 15

3 into 3

make 5 four times bigger

multiply 9 by 3

3 lots of 7

divide 24 by 3

6 divided into 48

45 in groups of 5

share 81 among 9

3 sixes

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divide 24 by 3

Finish

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3 into 3

3 divided into 15

1 third of 30

10 times 4

put 36 in groups of 3

4 lots of 6

product of 5 and 5

multiply 2 by 9

3 groups of 9

45 in groups of 5

make 5 four times bigger

3 multiplied by 4

share 81 among 9

multiply 9 by 3

product of 3 and 5

divide 18 by 3

3 times 1

15 divided by 3

39 in groups of 3

2 lots of 10

multiply 3 by 7

product of 3 and 5

x Finish

3 sixes

3 lots of 7

put 15 in groups of 3

7 multiplied by 2

share 27 among 3

threes in 0

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Find the 'multiply by 3' trail. Find the 'divide by 3' trail. Write in the answers. multiply 3 group 21 7 into 49 1 half of 16 by 3 into threes

make 4 six times bigger

3 lots of 0

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Objective: Reinforces the language of multiplication and division.

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6 divided into 48

divide 16 by 4

Finish

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multiply 2 by 9

1 quarter of 32

10 times 7

4 divided into 28

5 lots of 4

product of 5 and 5

put 36 in groups of 4

6 groups of 4

make 5 six times bigger

4 into 4

multiply 4 by 4

45 in groups of 5

make 5 seven times bigger

6 multiplied by 4

share 81 between 9

multiply 3 by 4

product of 4 and 7

divide 8 by 4

4 times 1

20 divided by 4

40 in groups of 4

share 12 between 4

1 half of 16

multiply 4 by 2

product of 3 and 5

7 into 49

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Start

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4 nines

4 lots of 8

put 15 in groups of 3

7 multiplied by 2

2 lots of 10

fours in 0

group 36 into fours

Find the 'multiply by 4' trail. Find the 'divide by 4' trail. Write in the answers.

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Objective: Reinforces the language of multiplication and division.

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Car and Bike Rally Objective Improves fluency and accuracy when counting money.

Number of players This is a game for two players.

• selected game board • different coloured counter for each player • die

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1. Each player places his/her counter on the car or bike at the start of the game. 2. The first player rolls the die and moves the corresponding number of spaces. Players should add the money in the space. If the addition is correct they can roll the die the next time. If it isn’t, they miss a turn. Note: if an adult/helper is not available to assist, answers could be checked on a calculator but players must be aware of the advantage they are giving to their opponent. 3. Players landing on a patterned cloud follow the instruction key on the game board. 4. The first to reach the trophy is the winner.

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Track Your Time Objective Reinforces and consolidates the ability to recognise and state analogue and digital time.

Number of players What you need to play the game

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• selected board • timer or clock with second hand • adult helper

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1. Player or teacher/helper chooses which track is to be targeted—analogue or digital. 2. Adult times the player moving around the track. Player reads aloud the times with the adult giving help if necessary. 3. When the player has finished, the adult records the time taken in the first try box. Subsequent attempts can be recorded. Players should attempt to beat only their own scores.

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Find Your Way! Objective Practises and consolidates following and giving instructions.

Number of players The game is for one player.

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What you need to play the game • selected activity sheet • coloured pencils

How to play

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Following instructions 1. The player establishes the starting point. 2. The player follows the instructions around the roads. 3. When the player arrives at the final destination, he/she must answer two questions on the activity sheet.

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Giving instructions 1. The player establishes the starting point. 2. The player writes instructions, e.g. ‘turn left’, ‘go forward’, ‘turn right’, to reach the given destination. 3. An adult/helper can check results by following the player’s written instructions. * These sheets could be laminated and used with a marker pen for subsequent children to use. Objective: Practisesand consolidates following instructions.

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Your house

1. Turn left along King Street. 2. Turn right along Park Road.

King Street

3. Turn left along Main Street. 4. Turn right along Prince Road. 5. Turn left along Bank Street.

Duke Road

Prince Road

Main Street

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Did you pass the Hospital on your way?

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Bank Street

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Where are you?

5. Turn left along Bank Street.

4. Turn right along Prince Road.

3. Turn left along Main Street.

2. Turn right along Park Road.

1. Turn left along King Street.

Find the way from your house by following the directions.

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Bank Street

Main Street

King Street

Your house

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Did you pass the Library on your way?

Where are you?

6. Turn right along Main Street.

5. Turn left along Prince Road.

4. Turn left along Bank Street.

3. Turn right along Park Road.

2. Turn left along Main Street.

1. Go straight along Queen Road.

Find the way from your house by following the directions.

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Main Street

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Park Road

Did you pass the Supermarket on your way?

Where are you?

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5. Turn right along Bank Street.

4. Turn right along Duke Road.

3. Turn left along Main Street.

2. Turn right along Prince Road.

1. Go left along King Street.

Find the way from your house following the directions.

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Bank Street

Main Street

King Street

Your house

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Where are you?

5. Turn right along King Street.

4. Turn left along Prince Road.

3. Turn left along Main Street.

2. Turn right along Park Road.

1. Go left along King Street.

Find the way from your house following the directions.

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Bank Street

Main Street

King Street

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Your house

Park Road

6.

5.

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Did you pass the Flats on your way?

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Use the directions: turn left: turn right: go forward

Write the directions as you find your way.

Find the way from your house to the Post Office.

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Bank Street

Main Street

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Park Road

6.

5.

4.

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Did you pass the Deli on your way?

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Use the directions: turn left: turn right: go forward

Write the directions as you find your way.

Find the way from your house to the Supermarket.

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Prince Road

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Bank Street

Main Street

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Park Road

6.

5.

4.

3.

Did you pass the Library on your way?

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Use the directions: turn left: turn right: go forward

Write the directions as you find your way.

Find the way from the Deli to the Bank.

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Bank Street

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King Street

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Park Road

6.

5.

4.

3.

Did you pass the Park on your way?

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Use the directions: turn left: turn right: go forward

Write the directions as you find your way.

Find the way from the Bank to the Hospital, posting a letter at the Post Office as you go.

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Duke Road


Find the Treasure! Objective Practises and consolidates following and giving instructions using the points of the compass.

Number of players The game is for one player.

What you need to play the game

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How to play

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Move Move Move Move Move Move

2 2 4 3 3 1

squares E. squares S. squares E. squares N. squares W. square N.

Where is the hidden treasure?

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squares E. squares S. squares E. squares N. squares W. square N.

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Where is the hidden treasure?

Move Move Move Move Move Move

Follow the instructions to find the hidden treasure. Mark it with a cross.

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two squares NE. 4 squares N. 2 squares SE. 1 square SW. 3 squares NW. 1 square SW.

What landmark did you not visit?

Where is the hidden treasure?

7. Move 1 square S.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Follow the instructions to find the hidden treasure. Mark it with a cross.

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two squares SW. 4 squares E. 1 square SW. 1 square SE. 1 square SW. 3 squares NW.

What landmark did you not visit?

Where is the hidden treasure?

7. Move 1 square W.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Follow the instructions to find the hidden treasure. Mark it with a cross.

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Move Move Move Move Move Move

two squares NW. 4 squares N. 2 squares SW. 2 squares NW. 3 squares S. 3 squares E.

What landmark did you not visit?

Where is the hidden treasure?

7. Move 1 square S.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Follow the instructions to find the hidden treasure. Mark it with a cross.

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Follow the order of the pictures, giving instructions on how to reach the next landmark.

Write instructions beside each landmark to lead to the treasure.

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X marks the treasure.

Follow the order of the pictures, giving instructions on how to reach the next landmark.

Write instructions beside each landmark to lead to the treasure.

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Write the instructions beside each landmark to lead to the treasure.

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Follow the order of the pictures, giving instructions on how to reach the next landmark.

Write instructions beside each landmark to lead to the treasure.

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Skittle Score Objective Improves recognition and naming of shapes.

Number of players The game is for one player.

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Name the shape on the skittle and knock it down. How fast can you do it?

4th try

Skittle Score

3rd try

Read and say the words on the bowling balls! How fast can you do it?

2nd try 1st try

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star

square

triangle

circle

rectangle

square

rectangle

star

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Read and say the words on the bowling balls! How fast can you do it?

Name the shape on the skittle and knock it down. How fast can you do it?

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pentagon

hexagon

parallelogram

semicircle

pentagon

octagon

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Read and say the words on the bowling balls! How fast can you do it?

Name the shape on the skittle and knock it down. How fast can you do it?

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3rd try

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take 8 from 24

decrease 16 by 0

18 take away 6

20 less 2 equals

5 less than 21

subtract 3 from 19

decrease 14 by 1

13 minus 1

3 less than 17

1 less than 17

19 minus 2 equals

4 subtracted from 17

6 less than 18

20 minus 6

25 subtract 9

5 less than 22

decrease 19 by 3

12 take away 0

subtract 6 from 19

7 less than 23

subtract 3 from 14

20 subtract 4

24 minus 12

19 less 6

decrease 20 by 4

1 less than 14

decrease 8 by 2

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Find the story of 16.

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