**Even small children can think maths is hard work. **

**But it can be ****just as much fun as any other subject **

**if we use our ****imagination.**

**Maths does not have to be the UGLY DUCKLING**

**of school work.**

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**Even small children can think maths is hard work. **

**But it can be ****just as much fun as any other subject **

**if we use our ****imagination.**

**Maths does not have to be the UGLY DUCKLING**

**of school work.**

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Introducing **FRIDAY MATHS MADNESS** for Maths Piglets (Prep – Grade 2)

** **It is Friday, the weather is improving, it’s time to take maths outside. You mathspigs know about Gardner and Multiple Intelligences. This week’s exercise involves **kinesthetic learning.**

Thanks to mathspigs **Sophie** and **Ivy**, both 7, for the Pig Art. Now to maths business.

Evey kid in the class should have a shirt with a number. Most schools have a set of soccer, Aussie rules, basketball shirts or singlets. Or you can to choose one number each between 1 and, say, 25 or the size of the class. Students can draw the number on an A4 sheet and tape it to their chest. You can make two teams and score the game or just have some random fun. If you score a game appoint an official scorer. It’s good for their maths.

You can do **+, – , X, / .**

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** Friday Maths Madness 1: **Put two kids from one team in the middle of both teams. Say 7 , 8. Then yell **ADD**. The answer has to run out to the middle. Or yell take away. Again the answer must run to the centre for the team to score. Make up the sums as you go along. Note: Madness increases when answers aren’t available. (**1 Point** for correct ‘running’ answer. )

**Friday Maths Madness 2: **This time the answer is in the middle of the two teams. Again call out add … the first two numbers to run out get a point each. Repeat. You can also yell take away etc. **(1 Point** for each correct answer)

**Friday Maths Madness 3: Now everyone in a team has to form an even number with another student. This should work like musical chairs. There may be one odd student. Then they have to form odd numbers with a pair. ( 1 point for each pair.)**

**Friday Maths Madness 4: **This is about times tables. Line up the teams. Call out for all… 3 times tables numbers to go in the middle. Repeat for 2, 4, 5 etc. ( 1 point for each team with correct answers in numerical order)

**Friday Maths Madness 5: This is a time trial. Ask teams to form a line from the lowest to the highest number. Then yell ready set go. You can do this for evens only, odds only. (5 points for correct numerical lines.)**

**Friday Maths Madness 6:** Ask each team to send out the numbers that they think add up to your age!!!! That should be entertaining. Tell them you are going to take away lots of points if they make you too old or too young. Ham it up!!!!!!