How important is it to keep children’s interest in maths as high as possible?
Obviously very important, especially at a time such as Christmas when there are so many distractions and the timetable is inevitably manipulated to fit in the extra activities. A high priority for us when writing maths worksheets is to create bright and lively pages which will, in themselves, interest children. Christmas time is no exception.
Christmas trees, stockings, decorations and reindeer are just some of the themes of our great selection of maths worksheets to use over the Christmas period.
For the youngest children we have some fun ‘counting stockings and hats’, together with halving small numbers with Christmas illustrations.
Christmas is usually an expensive time of year and this is reflected in our special Christmas shopping pages. They range in difficulty from counting in steps of 10 pence when buying tree decorations to finding change from £2 or from £10 after buying a selection of Christmas goodies.
If you prefer some investigation challenges, then why not try our Christmas Tree Stars, Christmas Tree Addition or Snowflake number pages.
We also have a lovely set of pages based on the 12 Days of Christmas as well as two great sets of Christmas word problems for older children.
Our Special Occasions section of the Maths site is a great place to look for topical worksheets, with over 50 sets of worksheets to choose from it is not to be missed; and best of all, they are often free to all viewers!
We also have a great selection of English resources on Christmas themes, including crosswords, anagrams and vocabulary. These are ideal for those odd moments leading up to Christmas as well as the inevitable wet breaks.