The Array game.


Posted by Miss Gardiner | Posted in Addition, Multiplication | Posted on August 17, 2016

Students will need:

– Two coloured pencils

– Two grey leads

– Graphing paper

– Dice (this can be modified according to levels)

– Dice mats


Students work in pairs.

Students roll two dice.

They colour in the squares on the graph paper that the dice multiply to, an array. For example if they roll a 2 and a 3. So it would be  2×3=6 they would then colour a box 2 by 3 squares to equal 6 squares in their chosen colour on the page and write the multiplication sum in grey lead on the squares.

It would then be the next child’s turn. They would then roll the dice and colour squares in the other coloured pencil.

Once all the squares are coloured in the children will need to add the total of their squares together, they can use their chosen addition strategy.

The student with the most squares coloured wins.

array game

Addition Go Fish


Posted by Miss Gardiner | Posted in Addition | Posted on August 17, 2016

2 or 3 players

Use a standard deck of cards with tens and face cards removed. Aces are worth one. Deal five cards to each player then take out one card and set it aside without looking at it. If a player has any two cards that add to 10 (eg:

3 + 7), s/he lays the pair on the table, face up. Once all players have laid down all their “10” pairs, the first player asks any other player for a card what would complete a “10” pair in his/her hand. If the other player has the requested card, he/she must hand it over and the first player may continue asking for cards, from the same person or anyone else. If the player doesn’t have the requested card, s/he says, “Go fish!” and the first player takes the top card from the stack of undealt cards. If a player runs out of cards, s/he draws a new one at the beginning of a new turn and continues play. When all the cards are matched up, there will be one card without a pair (the one removed from the deck at the beginning of the game). The person who winds up with the most cards wins.

EXTENSION; Use subtraction and the numbers to equal zero.


Fractions Neighbourhood


Posted by Miss Gardiner | Posted in Fractions | Posted on August 17, 2016

Students pretend that they have just moved to a neighbourhood where the streets are full of fractions. They need to use the following information to create a map of their new street.

Fractions Neighbourhood

Build Me A Fence


Posted by Miss Gardiner | Posted in Pattern | Posted on August 17, 2016

This project is designed for F-3.0, however could easily be adjusted to suit other levels. In this project, students will build on their Pattern knowledge through playing the role of ‘fencers’-by trade. Students are to follow the project outline that is targeted at their level (working towards), which will require them to create fence ‘blueprints’ for their ‘customers’.

Pattern Project (Building Fences) k

Pattern Project (Building Fences)

Pattern Project (Fence Blueprint)

Numbers to 10 Memory Match


Posted by Miss Gardiner | Posted in Number | Posted on August 17, 2016

Players 2-4

Cut up the set of cards (attatched) and place face down. Students turn 2 cards over at a time and try to match the numeral to the dot cards. If its a match they keep it, if not they turn it back over and its the next persons turn. Play goes until all the cards a paired up.


Gotham City Superstore


Posted by Miss Gardiner | Posted in Money | Posted on August 17, 2016

This project allows students to explore the concept of money through them creating products to sell and buy in their classroom superstore. They will need to choose prices, order items according to their value, add different money amounts, work out totals, pay for items using different money amounts, work out change and round to the nearest five cents. Students will also have the opportunity to work out totals using calculators or check answers using calculators. This activity can be differentiated in many ways whether that be the expectations you set for products prices, amounts you give them to spend, items they need to buy etc. The instruction sheet also contains an invoice students will need to fill out when purchasing items.


Gotham City Superstore – Shopping Task

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