Easter bunny activities
Maths Whizz - https://www.whizz.com/blog/easter-maths-activities/ Several activities for 9 to 11 year olds covering fraction work and simple equations.
Primary Resources is always a reliable website to give a wide variety of activities with a theme. All ages. https://www.primaryresources.co.uk/seasonal/seasonal1.htm
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A compendium of puzzles, reinforcement, fun for 6 – 11 year olds. Unusual activities with clear graphics and instructions. Ideal to reinforce the four operations for the young mathematicians to gain more confidence, not realising they are doing “proper” maths.
205 Holiday Maths Activities
This is an Australian website and you are going to be surprised at many of the suggestions BUT the holidays is all about resting from the rigours of formal maths and enjoy oneself. “When your kids are on holidays, they don't want to sit down and revise their maths problems. They want to run around and have fun while it lasts!”
28. Teach them a card trick to amaze their friends.
29. Draw a map of your neighbourhood using graph paper.
30. Put together a homemade kite from newspaper and balsa wood.
31. Knit scarves.
32. Learn Double Dutch jump rope.
“Before you start any of these activities, brainstorm with your kids about how to include maths. What can you add? Subtract? Multiply? Find the average? Create a word problem? Count the items”?
Briefing the parents before giving the URL of this website will enhance the objective.
Make a rough sketch like our diagram and use five counters marked X, L, R, A, and B. The engines are Land R, and the two cars on the right A and B. The three cars on the left are never separated, so we call them X. The sidetrack is marked S. Now, play as follows: R to left, R to S, XL to right, R to left, XLA to left, L takes A to S, L to left, XL to right, R to A, RA to left, XLB to left, L takes B to S, L to left, LX right away, RA to B, RAB right away. Fourteen moves, because the first and third moves (R to left and XL to right) do not involve a change of direction. It cannot be done in fewer moves.
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