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Christmas Maths

An inspiring resource for learning numeracy

Using context to facilitate numeracy learning

Christmas offers a meaningful context for exploring numeracy.

Dr. Catherine Attard offers a list of questions and investigations to explore on the theme of Christmas.

Providing students with a context that is exciting and relevant will ensure they maintain their engagement with mathematics until the end of the school year.

More activities can be found on the Engaging Maths site

Stage: Birth to Level 2

This resource supports:

Proficiency

  • Problem-solving

HITS

  • Multiple exposures

Cross-curricular

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Intercultural

VEYLDF Learning Outcome

  • Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

Audience

  • Teachers
  • Families

Teaching and Learning Cycle:

  • Identify learning goals
  • Plan

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Reflective Prompt

How might you use other holidays to engage children in numeracy?

Reflective Prompt

How might you use other holidays to engage children in numeracy?

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to foster children’s problem-solving?

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to foster children’s problem-solving?

Attention Global2 users: Department-funding for Global2 is being discontinued.

The Department of Education and Training will not be funding the use of Global2 past the end of the current contract on 31st of December 2020.

Please refer to FUSE for further details on the discontinuation of funding and transition options available for schools.