Some Christmaths lessons

I know it’s not Friday, but I know some of you are thinking of some Christmaths lessons for next week. Here are some ideas. If you have any others, please add in the comments section.

This one is from Think Maths

Objective  To Make a 3D Fractal Christmas tree
Resources Lesson Plan
Powerpoint for displayPowerpoint for display
Christmas Tunes
Instructions + Koch Snowflake printed on yellow card
Sierpinski Tetrahedron printed on green card
Menger Sponge printed on red card
Scissors
Glue
Lots of patience
Extra geekiness Research a bit more about fractals, just because you can.

Fractals worksheets

fractal

Another great problem solving lesson comes from Bowland Maths where pupils determine the amount of time Santa can spend at each house in the UK when delivering presents on Christmas Eve. This Speedy Santa link contains all the required documents including a progression grid and sample student work.

The next one came from the TES a couple of years ago, but I don’t know who it is by.

santa

Objective  To find out who killed Santa
Resources Worksheet
Map
Who killed Santa Clue cards

And here’s a good Christmas relay – again I don’t know who made this, but it wasn’t me.  Only do this one if you can handle lots of kids running at you for the next card!

And how about using Desmos to draw a Christmas tree? I love this! If you click on the picture it will take you to the page so you can have a play about (a must if you haven’t used Desmos before)

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Thanks to Adam at Wollaton who sent me some resources to add. They are in the  folder below. If you use any others, please sent them over too, so I can add them for future years.

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And to finish off:

What do you call this?

snowdecahedron

A Snowdecahedron!

See you all soon,

Matilde

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