Advent – Open the Christmath Doors!

It’s December! So many mathsy doors to open!
See my updated Advent Calendar collection, with some additions since last week’s original post. Both Nrich and Plus Magazine have created 2018 Advent Calendars.

Now it’s December – you can open Transum door 1 to reveal this gem!

Transum Dec 1st

Transum Maths Advent Calendar

I do like this Dec 1st Transum activity. Use the given palette to make sure that all the trees are decorated differently – brilliant for thinking about systematic listing strategies. Note the different levels available.

Shadt Symmetry - Nrich
Choose Dec 1st on the Nrich Secondary Calendar and we have another chance to be systematic. Nrich encourages Secondary students and teachers to print off dotty grids and circle templates to help with this year’s advent challenges. For December 1st on the Primary Calendar, we have a challenging dice problem which could also work for older students.

Note the wonderful collections on Nrich on Working Systematically.

MD Advent Calendar
Staying with the being systematic theme, we could work out how many triangles inside the 5-pointed Christmas star on the Problem Solving Calendar from Mark Dawes. Mark has provided useful worksheets to accompany some problems including this one.

Looking again at some of these Advent calendar resources, I think I will be using some as end of term Christmas activities for examination classes. In this category we have for example:

JCalderwood revision

J Calderwood has provided three Advent Calendars – Advanced Higher, HIgher and N5 Maths for Scottish Students. A great revision resource which could be adapted for different courses.

Access Maths Christmas Revision

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.



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