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Maths - Tuesday - Friday - Board Game Design

Tuesday to Friday 

Design a Who Let the Gods Out board game!


For the rest of this week, we would like you to think about all of the topics you have covered in maths so far this year. We would like you to create a game, using the theme of Who Let the Gods Out, which can be played by up to four players and uses the topics we have covered so far in maths. There should only be one winner in the game and it should be aimed at pupils in Year 3.


Once you have completed your game, if you wish, you could play with other people in the class via a video link (your parents must supervise this) or by a voice call (also being supervised by your parents).


You may want to create something as simple as a board game using a piece of paper and question cards. Or you may want to go all-out and create a world of the gods where people have to travel across through constellations to reach Elysium, via a shooting star or on a boat sailed by Charon.  Or perhaps your board will be in Wiltshire and include Elliot’s farm and Stonehenge.  Your board must include some kind of journey where players can score points or move forwards and backwards by answering different questions on the way.  Each day you could create sets of question cards based on our topics.  You could use the cube you made yesterday as a dice.   Take a look at the year 5 blog, they did this last week and there are some great examples of their creative games to see.


Here are some key questions/areas you might include on your question cards. Please remember a friend in the class will play this. They can work out their answers by writing their calculations on a piece of paper – the questions won’t all have to be completed mentally!


Key areas to include in your questions:

  • compare and order numbers up to 1000 e.g. 3148, 1339, 9318, which is the larger number?
  • read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words eg. You have 30 seconds to write 1005 in words
  • add and subtract numbers mentally, including:  a three-digit number and ones or tens e.g. 670 - 30
  • add and subtract numbers with up to three digits using column addition
  • missing number problems, e.g. 32 ÷  ? = 8,  102 + ? =120
  • questions that involve recalling multiplication and division facts for the 2,3,4,5, 8 and 10 times table, e.g. 4 x 8 or 32 ÷ 8 =
  • add and subtract fractions with the same denominator, e.g. 5/6 – 3/6 =
  • problems involving time e.g. Elliot gets up at 7:30 a.m. and makes his mum’s breakfast at 8:15 a.m. How many minutes does he have to get dressed and ready for school in between?
  • measure and compare lengths e.g. If it takes 30 minutes to travel 93 million miles to Elysium by constellation, how many million miles will Virgo travel on a return journey


-A picture of your game should be uploaded to the class’ blog by next Monday this week (29th June 2020) or emailed to the office so that we can take a look at what everyone has completed this week in their maths.

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