December means Advent Calendars and Nrich have published their annual Advent Calendars, one for Primary and one for Secondary each containing twenty-four problem-solving activities, one for each day in the run-up to Christmas. The secondary tasks come from the excellent Short Problems collection.
You can, in fact, find a whole collection of advent calendars on Nrich and clearly, the year doesn’t matter! Note the different themes available – a Sudoku for each day perhaps? Or a tangram? Maybe you want to play a game?
From Plus Magazine, their 2017 Advent Calendar brings you some of their favourite Plus videos.
Also on TES you can find an excellent calendar from Mark Dawes, as mentioned earlier the year doesn’t matter – December still has the same number of days!
This is a lovely resource with over 30 problem-solving tasks for use in maths lessons in December. Suitable for starter activities, they span a range of abilities in KS3 and KS4. As well as the calendar the resource includes worksheets for some of the problems an Excel file showing the difficulty of the tasks.
Alternatively how about a Christmas Revision Calendar from Access Maths? Scroll right down this collection of very helpful GCSE Revision Resources for two Christmas Calendars, one for Foundation and one for Higher.