# Christmas maths

Resources | Published 28 November, 2012

This maths collection is packed with innovative Christmas calculations. Try these teaching resources to add a taste of the season to your classroom sums.

#### Festive fractions

Use Christmas pictures to help pupils work out fractions.

#### Christmas pud problem

It’s time to stir in the currants and add a dash of Brandy…but things could get disastrous if pupils don’t think through timings and servings correctly.

#### Christmas shopping

The shop’s till has broken in the busy run-up to Christmas! Try these shopping-themed tasks to test pupils’ mental maths.

#### Who killed Santa?

There’ll be no presents this year: Santa Claus is dead! This murder mystery task asks pupils to work out who the humbug culprit is.

#### Counting baubles

Pupils can practise adding and subtracting baubles with this festive worksheet.

#### Seasonal schedule

Santa’s timetable is tight, but he must stick to it if he’s going to reach every good boy and girl in time.

#### Christmas mathdoku

These Sudoku puzzles are dressed up as Christmas presents for some seasonal fun.

#### On the first day of Christmas…

Pupils can practise counting from one to twelve with this fun activity which asks them to rewrite the classic Christmas song.

#### Christmas selection box

This great selection of festive activities will help you count down the days to Christmas.

#### Festive graphs

Pupils can tally Santas, Christmas trees and presents in this bar chart activity.

#### Christmas questions

A Christmas quiz packed with seasonal sums.

#### Hit Christmas songs

Which decade was best for Christmas music? Students try to decide in this mathematic investigation.

#### Stocking full of sums

A pack of Christmas puzzles for secondary students to solve.

#### Seasonal run

A relay race where students work in teams to solve puzzles.

#### Star at the top of the tree

Light up the Christmas tree in this activity where students can practise operations with negative numbers.

#### A merry use of Autograph

Students can create a 3D Christmas scene using the Autograph player. TES maths adviser Craig Barton shows you how in this tutorial video.

#### Reindeer ratios

Let pupils practise ratios while making sure that Santa’s reindeers get fed.

#### Coca-Cola Christmas

This perimeter and area activity is inspired by the Coca-Cola Christmas adverts.

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