Archive for the ‘GAMES’ Category


And the point is …….

June 10, 2009

Point A    
















Did mathspig teach this student????? Maybe, I heard enough whinging in class. But as I explained. I loved maths like a pig in shxt. Find x. But what can teachers do for students who don’t see the point? You can go into lecture mode saying that maths is needed for Blah! Blah! Blah!

Chances are the boooooored students won’t listen. What’s the point of doing maths? Mathspig has the answer. Make maths fun. Start with fun. And end with fun.

So here is a motivational exercise Mathspig used on Fun Friday. It suits students from Year 5 to Year 8. I call it:

Random Object Bingo.

 You Will need: Small prizes and a list of questions.

To answer a question kids must hold up a random object found on them or on their desk. eg. The first person to hold up a…… purple pencil, red paper clip, fake tattoo, grey sock (very funny antics follow), drawing of a motorbike, etc You will know what sort of objects kids carry.

The first person to hold up the found object gets to answer the Q. If they get it right. They get a small prize. Kids love this game. It has that treasure hunt feel.



caution_tnsWARNING: The only mistake mathspig made while playing this game with Year 7 was to say – MID-GAME- ‘the first student to hold up …. Matthew stop pushing ……” You guessed. Within the blink of an eye, four boys held up Matthew!


Go to sleep counting Porsches?

May 28, 2009

piglet_tns     Here is an online counting game for Grade 1 Maths Piglets by Cynthia Lanius.heart-688

     It is very simple ….. but there is no counting fingers … or even sheep.   #mce_temp_url#

   Maths Piglets get to count beating hearts, tap dancing frogs and even Porsches!!!!!!! 


Fatlady_tns   Now  everybody sing along: What the world needs now is people who can count …. not just for one, but for everyone. What the world needs now is ……


All I Wanna Do Is Sing about Co-ordinates to You!!!!!!

May 11, 2009

Here are two links about graphs suitable for Year 7 mathspigs.face graph

The first will link  you to the most dreadful song you are ever likely to hear about plotting co-ordinates on X and Y axes. The reason Mathspig is including this link is because it can be used by maths teachers as a threat.

If you do not work on your  maths problems involving co-ordinates I will sing this song. (Insert Maniacal Laugh Here)  Ha! Ha! 



The second link is to a ‘rooolly’ cool FREE online game about co-oridinates…. It’s a bit like Battleships but involves space ships.

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spaceship 2sapceship 3     Spaceships Online Game:


Clip art of graph by Naomi Wright #mce_temp_url#






I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles …. Strange Behaviour But Fun too !!!!!

May 11, 2009

Here is an online game for smart little maths piglets….. Grade 1 – 3. piglet_tns




A part of Mathspig’s mission is to bring fun into the classroom at every level.  Here is a great FREE on line maths game  for  maths piglets from Grade 1 – 3. It is simply called Magic Bubble. bubbles

It’s about ordering numbers with a MAGIC BUBBLE. #mce_temp_url#  


bubblesNot as easy as you first think, Mmmmmmmm!!!!!!