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## The answer is 2024 but what is the question?

*By toni On 30 December, 2023 · Leave a Comment*

You can be a creative mathematician, you can be someone who has your own mathematical ideas. Find your own interesting facts about 2024 and calculations that have the answer 2024.

What different questions can you find with 2024 as the answer? For example you might ask: ‘What is (20 + 24) + […]

## Up Down Game

*By toni On 26 November, 2023 · Leave a Comment*

For versions of the game for different age groups see the Inclusion Guide.

This is a game for two players, a group of 3 or 4 players, or for the whole class. You will need to download and cut out or otherwise make 2 sets of these 24 cards.

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## Magic of 37

*By toni On 1 February, 2021 · Leave a Comment*

First complete the number sentences by putting = + – x or ÷ in the boxes. Then explain why the pattern occurs.

Explore the pattern you get when you carry on these multiplications up to 37 × 54.

Click here for MAGIC OF 37 worksheet.

Click here for the Notes […]

## Couples Puzzle

*By toni On 28 January, 2021 · Leave a Comment*

In a small village two thirds of the adult men are married to three quarters of the adult women.

How big is the smallest village for which this is true?

Can you describe the population of other villages for which this is true?

Click here to download the […]

## Target 10 Thousand

*By toni On 15 May, 2020 · Leave a Comment*

Another TARGET game for any number of players. You want to win? So THINK MATHEMATICALLY and ESTIMATE the likely answers. When you multiply H hundreds by T tens what do you want the product of the digits H×T to be? A bit less than 10 perhaps?

You will need a set of 10 cards […]

## Target 100

*By toni On 15 May, 2020 · Leave a Comment*

A game for any number of players. You want to win by getting the total close to 100, so THINK MATHEMATICALLY! Concentrate on the digits in the tens column. What do you want them to add up to?

You need a set of 10 cards numbered 0 to 9 or a spinner. […]

## Target Multiplication

*By toni On 15 May, 2020 · Leave a Comment*

Another TARGET game for any number of players or for the whole class as a lesson starter. You want to win so THINK MATHEMATICALLY. To get near to the target of 1000 you must get the hundreds digit multiplied by the single digit number close to 10. So for those 2 digits […]

## Target 4 by 2 Division

*By toni On 15 May, 2020 · Leave a Comment*

Another TARGET game for any number of players or for the whole class as a lesson starter. You want to win so THINK MATHEMATICALLY. To get near to the target of 100 you must get

roughly 100×2-digit number = 4-digit number.

Think what that means for the tens digit in the 2 digit number and […]

## Target Division

*By toni On 15 May, 2020 · Leave a Comment*

A game for any number of players. You want to win so THINK MATHEMATICALLY!

For the TARGET 1000 version you divide a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number. Think about aiming for an answer near 1000, so how do you choose the thousands digit and the single number?

For the simpler TARGET […]

## Target 1000

*By toni On 15 May, 2020 · Leave a Comment*

A game with a TARGET of 1000 for any number of players. You want to win so THINK MATHEMATICALLY! What should the hundreds digits add up to? How will you choose your hundreds digits?

You will need a set of 10 cards numbered 0 to 9 or a […]

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