Grade: all
Subject: Mathematics

#386. Numeracy

Mathematics, level: all
Posted Tue Apr 7 16:33:35 PDT 1998 by Beverley McCaig (
supply teacher, Barnsley UK
Materials Required: Board or large piece of paper
Activity Time: 10 - 15 mins
Concepts Taught: Mental Calculations

Write a section of a 100 number grid depending on age of children. Split class into two groups each with a different colour. Idea is for each group to get four numbers in a row by using mental calculation of addition, subtraction, multiplication of division. As group gain the number it is circled with their colour pen. For example to get number 25 the team member might suggest 5 times 5, to get 30 the team member may suggest 3 times 10. Great way to get kids thinking about numbers. Gets better each time. Give it a go