Vocabulary & Crossnumber

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On the Teacher Resources on Line site developed by Frank Tapson, there are several word searches, also note the Dictionary Exercises, Dictionary Exercises 2 and Vocabulary Exercises.

For very useful Mathematics Dictionaries try the Mathisfun dictionary or Jenny Eather’s Maths Dictionary for Kids.

mathisfun dictionary
crossword created with Eclipse software

Make your own crosswords with excellent free software – Eclipse. The program is very straightforward to use and includes a clear tutorial section. The grid shown in the image above was generated by the Eclipse program. Click on the image to download the crossword and solutions as a pdf. See reference resources for inspiration for crossword clues. Transum created this interactive crossword with the software from Eclipse.

Several free puzzles, crosswords and word searches are available on the MathsGoodies site.

Transum Mathematics

One of the Shine & Write Activities from Transum Software is Mathanagramsthese could be displayed for students to solve and they could then be asked for a sentence using that term.

A variation on crosswords are Crossums where all the clues are sums. You could print pdfs from this collection on the Teacher Resources on Line site.

From the UKMT Team Maths Challenge archive, you can find a great collection of Crossnumber puzzles.

UKMT Crossnumber

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