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Maths Lesson Wednesday 22nd April

Word problem board game


Warm up - Get your groove on with Georgie Pigeon and learn some cool tricks with your mental math addition and subtraction


Main Lesson - Now you have had lots of practise with word problems this week and hopefully are feeling more confident in working them out. Today we are going to make our own word problem board game!


Follow the steps below-


First you will need to come up with your own one step and two step word problems including addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.

Try to make them as tricky as you can but make sure you can find the answers yourselves. See if you can make about 10 worded problems. Once you have done this its now time to decide what your board game is going to look like.


Next you will need to think of a board game that you would like to create. It might be similar to snakes and ladders, so you will need to make a 100 square grid. Or it might be similar to Monopoly where you will need to make an outer track in a square shape. You decide how you want your board game to look.

Here are some ideas below to help you -

Then you will need to draw out your board game design onto some paper or card. Make it as colourful and exciting as you want and remember to include numbers on the spaces. Once your template has been drawn you now need to decide where your word problems are going to go. Will you put them on the spaces on your board? Or will they be on individual cards that you will need to pick up throughout the game? You will also need to decide whether your game will need a dice or a spinner? Will your game need counters or objects to move around the board? The choice is yours!


After that you need to think of the rules for your game. Write a set of rules explaining how your game works for the players to read before playing.


Finally check that you are happy with your game. Does it look good? does it have numbers? do you have word problems included? are the instructions clear?

Once you have checked all of these things find somebody in your house to play it with! Have fun!


This activity will obviously take quite a bit of time to plan and make so you can do this for the rest of this week in maths to give you enough time as we don't want these rushed.


I will be putting the Big Maths challenge onto the maths tab for Friday also but fit that in as and when you can.


Have fun guysyes don't forget to e-mail your work over to your class teacher.