# Mental Maths Treasure Hunt

Overall rating 4 out of 54.8 (6 ratings)

Last updated 05 September 2012, created 09 July 2011, viewed 8,478

Great mental maths resource that my year 5s loved. Tape the maths problem cards to backs of chairs, behind doors, on cupboards etc and then pair the class up, give them a starting symbol and watch them go! Questions include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

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Excellent resource, adapted for my year 5 class. Lots of fun!

from hgriggs, 05 September 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Excellent resource. I'm looking forward to trying this out with my Year 6's one sunny day on the playground.

from h3len, 19 February 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Tried this out today as a Monday morning 'maths warm-up' with my P6-7 class! I am a student teacher and only on my 9th week of working with this class, so perhaps I didn't set it up in the correct way however the children soon cottoned on that the answer grid symbols followed on one after the other and several children began to find the symbol instead and just copy down the next answer rather than working it out. This became apparent when we re-grouped as a class and I used our talking sticks to question children as to their thinking and method and ways of working the question out..... just a thought to perhaps edit the grid if anyone downloads it and move the symbols about so they do not follow down in a successive line?! Apart from that, certainly seemed to get some brains thinking and the physical movement of hunting for the strips seemed to engage the children!

from googlie-eye, 30 January 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5

great idea - I like how this has the range of questions and the fact that these can be adapted also. Awesome!

from krivett1, 23 December 2011. Member of the TES Panel.
(report comment) 5 out of 5 Recommended

This excellent resource takes the idea of 'Follow Me' or 'Loop' cards and adds a physical element too. Children solve a problem given on a strip of card, record the answer and the find the next question which is on another card alongside the answer they have just found. There are a range of different types of questions suitable for upper KS2, although these could easily be edited and adapted if required. Will definitely use this with my class, thank you.

from Andrew Chadwick, 13 December 2011. Member of the TES Panel.
(report comment) 5 out of 5 Recommended
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