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Idea 235: ‘Line Jumping’ Simple PE Activity

A nice event for Sports Day or as a warmer, requiring no resources. Mark out a line and have half the class stand on one side of it. They get 30 seconds to see how many times they can jump … Continue reading

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Idea 218: Pick a pair! Maths Starter/Discussion Activity

A nice mathematical reasoning warmer you can have on the board as your class come in for them to do on whiteboards. They have to choose any two numbers and see if they can find two (or more!) reasons they … Continue reading

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Idea 187: Mix up, Pair up, Share Activity

This is a fun and engaging way to have children share their thoughts. I often use this activity at the beginning of a lesson as a way to have children re-cap learning from previous weeks quickly. All the children stand … Continue reading

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Idea 178: No Resource, Brilliant Maths Warmer for Mental Addition/Subtraction and More!

This is a fun little activity that you can use as a warmer in maths: no resources needed and it’s really, really versatile. ADDITION VERSION: Two children face each other and put a hand behind their backs. They then choose … Continue reading

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Idea 136: Easy Sudoku

I introduced my class to the game of sudoku recently. It’s great for making the students think things through logically; plus when they’ve finished they should be able to check their own work to make sure they’ve done it right. … Continue reading

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Idea 128: Number Bomb game for greater than / less than Math

This is a fun game I learned in Taiwan that is great for studying ‘greater than’ and ‘less than’. The teacher chooses any number between 0 and 100. This is the BOMB number! EXAMPLE: the teacher secretly writes down ’65’ … Continue reading

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Idea 44 for Intermediate to High-Level TEFL Class

ONE WORD STORY-TELLING. No props. All class. Game/Warm-up: I’ve done this a few times with my higher-level class who are 10-years-old. To show the children the idea of the game, I choose a confident student to model the activity with … Continue reading

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Ideas 33 & 34 for Kindergarten Math Games

33 & 34. MONEY GAMES. A pile of small change. All students. Game: Split the class into teams, with each team grouped around a table with coins spread out on it. I shout out a number and the teams have … Continue reading

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Ideas 29 & 30: More Fun and Useful Math Kindergarten Games

29 & 30. NUMBER LINES AND SPEED MATH. A4 paper with one number on each sheet, one for each student. All students. Game: These are newer games which have worked very well. First I have the students choose a number … Continue reading

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