**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.**

James Blunt : Love Triangle

That’s Mathematics Song plus Maths Mistakes Galore!!!

Mad TV Funny Maths video

Tom Lehrer: New Maths

Fab I will derive Song

Weird but funny!

I am Algebra

How to AVOID the Top Ten Algebra Mistakes

by Following these Top Ten Algebra Rules

Black Adder Addition

Fractions to Beatles Song

And now for our Celebrity Top of the Pops:

Simba Sings a Maths Song

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!!!!!!

Mathspig would like to thank Isobella and Georgia both 9 years old of Cottesloe , Perth, WA who let me have these wonderful drawings of pigs to put on this mathspig blog.

What better way to celebrate such go0d mathspig work than to introduce you to

THE GAME OF PIG on nrich.maths.org website. #mce_temp_url#

It can be played by maths piglets and all the members of the family. By the way, don’t think pigs are stoopid… this one might out smart you.

Thanks **Isobella and Georgia!!!!! **

Here is an online counting game for Grade 1 **Maths Piglets** by Cynthia Lanius.

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

**Maths Pi****glets** get to count beating hearts, tap dancing frogs and even Porsches!!!!!!!

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 ……

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

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.

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

Not as easy as you first think, Mmmmmmmm!!!!!!