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World Maths Day activities

Mar 4th 2020

At Busy Things, we have a huge selection of World Maths Day activities that will help children to fall in love with maths — and make your job much easier! You’ll find mental maths games, as well as activities that will help you teach adding up, times tables, measuring and naming shapes, and making graphs, to name just a few of our incredible resources.

Here are just a few highlights from our vast range of maths resources...

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Busy graph maker

The Busy Graph Maker allows you to enter data you collect and display it in a chart or graph.

 

From basic pictograms to pie charts and line graphs to comparing multiple data sets, the Busy graph maker is a perfect tool for children of all ages.

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Tribal treadmill

A fabulously fun game to help children to learn to count in multiples. The Parrot must earn feathers by picking up numbers in sequence, be quick before he shoots off the treadmill!

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Miner birds: Addition and subtraction

A great game of maths, logic and strategy! Play against the computer or against friends.

Collect worms by answering addition and subtraction maths questions - the more worms - the harder the question. There are also surprise bonuses to discover in the boxes. The first player to 20 worms is the winner!

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Miner birds

Our original Miner Bird maths game includes a range of mixed math questions, kids love this one!

 

Children can play against each other or the computer. Collect worms by answering maths questions - the more worms - the harder the question so choose wisely!

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Name the shapes - advanced 2D and 3D shapes

Know your Isosceles triangle from your Scalene triangle? Or you tetrahedron from your parallelepid?

 

Increase and demonstrate knowledge of geometry with our labelling activites on 2D and 3D shapes

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Monkey stacks

Put the correct number of treats in front of the monkey.

Choose between counting in twos and fives, or twos, fives and tens.

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Miner birds: Times tables

Collect worms by answering times table maths questions - the more worms - the harder the question. There are also surprise bonuses to discover in the boxes. The first player to 20 worms is the winner!

 

A brilliant game to make times tables fun - play against the computer or against friends.

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Measuring shapes: height

Increase and demonstrate knowledge of geometry with this labelling activity.

 

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Length quizzes - Year 1 (Ages 5-6)

Our fun quizzes are great to prompt discussion and check understanding. You can select any number of rounds to play. Each round covers a different aspect of the topic.

 

For ages 5-6 our length and height quiz includes... 

Understanding and comparing length and height

Using standard and non-standard units to compare length and height

 

 

 

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Miner birds: Fractions


Collect worms by answering math questions on fractions - the more worms - the harder the question. There are also surprise bonuses to discover in the boxes. The first player to 20 worms is the winner!

 

A great way to make fractions fun! You can play against the computer or against friends.

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Measurement units quizzes 

Fun quizzes to prompt discussion and check understanding of comparing, calculating and converting units of length.

 

Select any number of rounds to play. Each round covers a different aspect of the topic.

 

 

 

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This event is a great opportunity to have some fun with your lesson plans, and these World Maths Day activities will do just that. And, with our free trial, you can use them in your classroom completely free of charge for 28 days!

And that’s not all. We know that maths can be a tricky subject to teach, which is why Busy Things for Schools has so many great maths resources that will really help to breathe life into your lessons. Fill out the form today to start exploring the world of Busy Things.