Yahtzee is a nice way to practice some basic number operations.

Here is a score sheet. Just add dice ðŸ™‚

Yahtzee is a nice way to practice some basic number operations.

Here is a score sheet. Just add dice ðŸ™‚

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There’s a small but nice collection of number based resources and worksheets available on this webpage by Secondary Maths.

I particularly like the Scrabble Maths worksheet, which is a nice take on the classic game with a mathsy spin.

Virtual Salon is an interactive ‘game’Â based in a Salon. It was designed to encourage students to think about the maths used in industry (specifically… well, guess). The maths used is not tenuous at all, it’s actually very accurate. Stock checks, salaries, taxes etc.

Might be useful to get some of those disengaged ‘never gonna use maths’ students back on board a bit.

Today I presented at the West Yorkshire Teaching Alliance conference.

The session was about deeper understanding – specifically, the associative, distributive and commutative properties of multiplication.

Karen’s presentation is here: “deeper understanding” .

And her notes about the laws of multiplication are here

Mystery Rectangle / Cuboid Puzzles

laws of multiplication mult_2-1

A large collection of really good maths-based Counter Games that just need a few counters to play.

I’m not a HUGE fan of emphasising speed in maths, but this is still a fun way to practice numeracy.

Cool trick for 6-8 x multiplication tables. Great for weak students. (with thanks to @tessmaths )