Mathematical Advent Calendars

Almost December…it’s that time of year again…!
Nrich Advent Calendars

December means Advent Calendars and Nrich have published their annual Advent Calendars, one for Primary and one for Secondary each containing twenty-four problem-solving activities, one for each day in the run-up to Christmas. The secondary tasks come from the excellent Short Problems collection.

Nrich Short Problems

Nrich Short Problems (from UKMT Challenges)

You can, in fact, find a whole collection of advent calendars on Nrich and clearly, the year doesn’t matter! Note the different themes available – a Sudoku for each day perhaps? Or a tangram? Maybe you want to play a game? 

From Plus Magazine, their 2017 Advent Calendar brings you some of their favourite Plus videos.

Plus Magazine

Plus Magazine – Advent Calendar 2017


From  Andy Lutwyche we have his Christmas Advent Calendar which covers lots of different topics in number, algebra, shape & space and data and gets progressively more difficult as you go on.

Andy Lutwyche Advent Calendar

Andy Lutwyche – Christmas Advent Calendar

Also on TES you can find an excellent calendar from Mark Dawes, as mentioned earlier the year doesn’t matter – December still has the same number of days!
MD Advent Calendar
This is a lovely resource with over 30 problem-solving tasks for use in maths lessons in December. Suitable for starter activities, they span a range of abilities in KS3 and KS4. As well as the calendar the resource includes worksheets for some of the problems an Excel file showing the difficulty of the tasks.

Access Maths Christmas RevisionAlternatively how about a Christmas Revision Calendar from Access Maths? Scroll right down this collection of very helpful GCSE Revision Resources for two Christmas Calendars, one for Foundation and one for Higher.

Advent calendar Alex Pett
Alex Pett created his advent calendar complete with history and problems for each day. Alex has provided a pdf version or use as a Google document. For an Activeinspire resource, try this version.


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