Students take on the role of a house buyer. They are provided with a random house, salary, job and mortgage provider. They have to calculate repayments, monthly salary, affordability, taxes etc. Simple but fun.

I love these kinds of ideas. Playing with numbers until a better understanding gives you a mathematical approach.

A clever way to practice number skills. Make sure you use the second sheet provided (it looks like the pic below).

I’m teaching my seven year old his times tables at the moment. It’s a rather monotenous affair, although I have typically tried to help him understand what’s going on witth objects etc, as well as rote.

I’ve made up some number grids for him that mix up the usual 10 x 10 so that he can see the patterns a little more clearly.

Figured I’d share them as I do everything else!

10×10 is great for 2, 5, 10, 11 and 12(ish)

7 x 12 is good for 7s and 6s

9 x 11 is good for 3 and 9

8 x 12 is good for 4, 8 and 7