# Christmas Cross-Number

This one is straightforward to explain.

It's a cracker-shaped crossword with numbers. There are 27 clues, the majority of which (19) feature doubling or halving. The answers are either 2-digit, 3-digit, 4-digit or 5-digit numbers.

The maths clues range from the easy:

• "1 more than half of 100";

to the more awkward:

• "Double, double 5 Across"... (where 5 Across is "9 more than double 350").

The download* is a two page pdf: the cross-number with clues, and answers on a second page.

This mathematical crossword is a tiny extract from our Christmas Activities eBook. The eBook features six Cracker Cross-numbers, each with a different theme:

• Halving and Doubling
• Multiplication and Division (times tables)
• Order of Operation (BIDMAS)
• Decimals
• Open Ended (a completed X-number, without clues. The children have to provide their own mathematically accurate clues!)

See all our other Christmas resources here.

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### LOvely resource perfect for

LOvely resource perfect for using having just done lots of work on doubling and halving Thank you!
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### new user have found some

new user have found some cracking resources thank you - this is great very useful
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### Thank you for this resource.

Thank you for this resource. Lots of clever ideas in the clues - some simple, some multi-step. A great challenge with a Christmas twist!
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### I am really looking forward

I am really looking forward to giving this to my more able children!
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### Fantastic timing - just

Fantastic timing - just starting to gather entertaining resources for classes. This will be in it and I am going to check out your other Christmas activties.
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### Thanks for the comment - I'm

Thanks for the comment - I'm glad this is useful. We are currently working on a batch of new maths resources for this Christmas - keep watching this space.
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### Will do this tomorrow morning

Will do this tomorrow morning to set the tone. Will then hand over to most able to design own looking at square numbers, cube numbers etc. Should help with using and applying I think!
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### Just in time for my blitz on

Just in time for my blitz on doubles and halves - great.
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### A perfect resource to keep

A perfect resource to keep them thinking & busy while having some Christmas fun. Thankyou.
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### @rainbird41,  by rachef08 and

@rainbird41,  by rachef08 and uniwin, many thanks for your positive and helpful feedback.

John

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### A great early morning

A great early morning activity. THank you
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### Another great resource, Thank

Another great resource, Thank you.
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