# Number Logic MiniBooks

Here we have taken the Addition puzzles from Mental Monday's #19 and turned them into a series of mini booklets. This makes them ideal for children to work through at their own pace (perfect for the end of term), they could also be used as 'registration activities', or as a homework project.

The attached pdf file contains four differentiated addition problem booklets, the first two are suitable for early Key Stage 2 and the remaining ones for upper Key Stage 2.

The idea is that the children have to fill the circles with the numbers listed beneath each diagram to make a specific total along the connected lines. If children work together they can share their strategies and ideas. Just like Sudoku, no solutions are given since once the correct arrangement is found the problem is self-checking. Note: some problems have multiple solutions since the arrangements can be reflected.

The download includes full instructions, but here is a quick description of how to fold the miniBooklets:

Follow the instructions a few times and the whole process is very quick and simple. I don’t fold the books for the children, I simply give out the A4 paper and they cut and fold them themselves!

1. Print out the relevant A4 page from the pdf file. The bottom four maths problems appear to be printed upside down, this is as it should be.

Note the horizontal line in the middle of the page.

2. Fold in half lengthways (this is a mountain fold)

3. Unfold, and then fold in half vertically (another mountain fold). Next, cut along the printed line, from the creased edge to halfway across the ‘page’

4. Fold the top left-hand side over (a valley fold), repeat this underneath

5
. Unfold, the paper should look like this, a zig-zag pattern of folds with a central cut.

6. Fold in half lengthwise again, as in step 2. The paper will open out like this.

7. Push the paper in on itself so that the central ‘box’ inverts and you are left with a cross of paper. Gently fold this in half to create the booklet.

8. Leaf through the booklet to find the front page, you can now adjust the edges a little if necessary and crease neatly.

That's it, the finished booklet.

Here's the set of four maths MiniBooks printed and folded:

Mathstick+ members - you will find a further pack of 8 Number Logic MiniBooklets on your dashboard under the Key Stage 2 tab.

I'm confident your children will love working through these problems - post a comment to let me know how they get on, or if you have any thoughts on further adaptations. Also, of course, if you like this maths teaching resource, I’d really appreciate a +1, tweet or a Like. Cheers!

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### Excellent resource for

Excellent resource for independent and morning work when they arrive at school.
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### Great for homework and

Great for homework and independent work. Some simple for less able children which is great.
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### Just what I needed.  A great

Just what I needed.  A great idea to put them in a little booklet.  Thanks.
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### This looks like a good

This looks like a good resource to keep them quiet during the early morning activity before the register.
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### First visit to this site and

First visit to this site and I think its fab! Great resources - will use section A for more able children in year 1!
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### This is a classic resource

This is a classic resource for me, so uch mileage in it, and so adaptable, it has set me thinking of othe ways of doing puzzles. Thanks
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### These look fab, think my

These look fab, think my year 3 and 4 class will love them! Thank you!
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### Fantastic resources. Thank

Fantastic resources. Thank you very much. Really looking forward to trying this out with my class.
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### I am constantly looking at

I am constantly looking at ways of making learning maths interesting for my children, I am going to experiment with my boys one in KS1 and the other in KS2 with the booklets.  Will let you know the outcome... May introduce them as PTFA incentives! and will discuss with the head of maths at their school.
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### Fab I've really been looking

Fab I've really been looking for fun ways to challenge my top Yr 2's (better at maths than me lol) and I think they will love these.
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### a fantastic alternative to

a fantastic alternative to the addition wall
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### Will use this with Y6 and ask

Will use this with Y6 and ask them to invent new ones to try on a friend.
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### A top resource for activities

A top resource for activities straight after lunch, brilliant!
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### That's great. We will be

That's great. We will be updating the file and adding new ones too. (A small error was noticed in one of the mini booklet pages, so we are in the process of amending that).
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### These look like great fun!

These look like great fun! Can't wait to give them a try!
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### I really like this idea to

I really like this idea to use for independent work - an exciting challenge.  Thank you.
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### Excellent resource.  Maths

Excellent resource.  Maths part aside -I have often used the paper folding part as an icebreaker. The young people make their "8 page booklet" and then can take notes on what they watch/learn over the lesson. Nice way to encourage note taking
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### That's a great idea. Thanks

That's a great idea. Thanks for the comment.
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### Thank you for sharing. A

Thank you for sharing. A great activity for developing logical thinking.
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### Thank you. Yet another well

Thank you. Yet another well considered maths resource.
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### Once again thank you -

Once again thank you - anything that can help children see the fun of maths logic must be a good thing.
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### Brilliant! Great for end of

Brilliant! Great for end of term tasks.
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### These have been a great hit

These have been a great hit with my lower ability year 7's and 9's. It started already with having to listen carefully to the instructions how to fold the paper and copy what I did. The children then really enjoyed solving the puzzles and where very happy to be able to do so. The success spurred them on to try the slightly more difficult puzzles. Thanks for these.
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### That's really good news.

That's really good news. Thank you for the feedback.
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### Is there a mistake on

Is there a mistake on booklet B? The first opening page doesn't look possible to me.
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### MrPitts.... well spotted. You

MrPitts.... well spotted. You would not belieive the checking and re-checking we have carried out on these little booklets. They have all been trialled with children so we know the 'challenge' is just right... however, that can't prevent a typo creeping in at the last minute.

You are quite correct, an error has appeared on the first panel of
booklet B - it should read:

We will replace the offending page and update the download file.

Thanks for noting this and alerting me.

Cheers,

John

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### This is great.  I tried it

This is great.  I tried it with a mixed ability group of Year 1s and they loved it!
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### These look great fun.  I am

These look great fun.  I am sure that my class will enjoy completing these puzzles. Thanks!
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### Excellent resource! Thank you

Excellent resource! Thank you very much!
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### Love this! Thanks for

Love this! Thanks for sharing.
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