Maths Week


The Maths department at my school has an annual Maths Week.  I thought this would be the ideal opportunity to revise numbers with Year 7.  We started with the game where the teacher shouts out a number and pupils get into groups of that number.  Any who are not in a group are out.  Instead of calling out a number, I called out a sum in the target language, so they had to work out the sum first.

The second activity was to give them a list of target language questions which could all be answered with a number.  They had to write the answers as a word.  Sample questions:

How many students in this class?

How old is the school?

In which year did the Normans conquer England?

They enjoyed the level of challenge, revised their numbers and I contributed to Maths Week.  Everyone’s a winner!