Number Properties

maths activity - using and applying - problem solvingIt is quite a while since we first posted details of our first 'Number Properties' activity (Using and Applying: Number Properties). That particular resource has always proven very popular and we have often been asked if we intended to produce more. Read more »

maths bookmarksOne of the keys to really enjoying maths work is to help children to see the fun they can have with numbers. Just like we take every possible opportunity to engage children in reading, they should be encouraged to play with numbers wherever and whenever they see them. Read more »

I'm thinking of a numberThis is an update on the well-known “I’m thinking of a number between 1 and 100” game. In the original number game children are helped to ask a series of sensible questions in order to determine the ‘secret’-thought-of number. Read more »

mental and oral mathsIn our previous mental and oral suggestion (Mental Monday #12) we focussed on calculation. That activity involved displaying a grid of numbers and challenging the children to choose numbers to solve specific problems. Read more »

mental and oral mathsThis Mental and Oral activity is based on using number fans or digit cards to aid understanding of number properties or offer opportunities to practice calculations. Read more »

Scrambled number maths activityThis is a great activity to encourage children to think about (and create) number rules. The focus is on practising calculations and identifying number patters.

Ask the children to work in pairs, give each child one of the Scrambled Number* sheets. Read more »

Problem Solving - number properties activityIn this activity the children are given 6 statements and asked to use them to work out what unique number they all relate to.

All 6 statements will direct them to one specific number. As you might expect, this is strong on 'Using and Applying' number knowledge, as well as involving children in exploring number properties and developing their vocabulary. Read more »

maths poster - ordinal numbersHere's a set of 20 posters to help children to identify the first ten ordinal numbers.

The download includes two sets of 10 (A5) posters: one showing number ordinals (1st, 2nd, 3rd...); and the other set displaying written ordinals (first, second, third...). Read more »

Number properties maths gameThis is one of a several very useful maths games based on ‘number properties’.

I first used this way back in the 1980’s; it is an ideal activity in that it puts the learning in the hands of the children and encourages good language (speaking and listening) skills and cooperative ‘play’. Read more »

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