**Note – updated post Christmas 2014 with more content!**

We are near the end of term and teachers turn their thoughts to fun but educational activities they can use with their classes.

The always wonderful Nrich have **several Christmas problems **and advent calendars for both **primary** and **secondary** school students.

For another advent calendar see the Plus Magazine (always an excellent read) **2011 advent calendar**.

Mark McCourt has an **excellent selection on emaths**.

From **The Franklin Institute** comes **this collection of Christmas problems**.

Teaching Expertise are offering free downloads of **Christmas Activities for younger students**.

Why not take a look at this **class clip from BBC Learning Zone** and think about how much paper is needed to wrap a present?

We could do the annual calculation and work out how many gifts are received over the 12 days of Christmas. **Murray Bourne** has all the answers and more on squareCircleZ or have a look at **this YouTube video**.

**WolframAlpha** will of course help you count the days and even wish you a **Merry Christmas**!

…..and thank you WordPress.com for the snow!

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Pingback:Christmaths Collection « Number LovingPlease do Sharon.

What a small world – I was just reading your blog!

Happy Christmas!

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I am just working on my own Christmas ideas blog, you have some great ideas here, love the nRich advent calendar! Is it ok to mention this post and your blog in my Christmas collection? I am hoping to publish this evening or tomorrow!

This blogging is quite addictive!

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