The engaging resources in this pack are designed to assist students in the following learning areas:
Visualising multiplication and division, by making and splitting up groups (Cat Arrays) and counting numbers per group. The arrays also show how multipliers and divisors can be swapped in each equation.
Practising 2D shape manipulation, to develop visual-spatial awareness, mathematical problem-solving skills, and awareness of geometric shape properties (Tangram Cats)
Working with visual codes in addition (Cat Sums in Tens, Cat Sums in Hundreds, Cat Paw Bonds – Adding to 50)
Recalling multiplication facts, in fun ways (Cat Dish Factors, Cat Paw Bonds – Multiplication)
Investigating geometric patterns in polygons (Cheese Patterns)
Reading keys and interpreting pictogram graphs (Favourite Foods of Cats)
Working with directions on visual maps (Cat Directions), and map coordinates (Cat Island)
Word puzzles which provide practice with syllables, digraphs (Cat Word Patterns) & word families (Hidden Words)
Solving visual-spatial puzzles (Cat Logic Puzzle).
I hope your students enjoy this cat maths and puzzles pack. There are enough activities for 3 – 4 hours, so the pack is useful for supply teachers who need extra educational activities for a class. Also good for rainy lunchtimes, if your students stay inside to do puzzles!