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 (Pumpkin 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 Bat, Tangram Cats, Tangram Spiders, and Spider Web Polygons)
Working with visual codes in addition (Spider Sums in Tens, Spider Sums in Hundreds)
Recalling multiplication facts, in fun ways (Bat Factors and Spider Bonds – Multiplication)
Visualising multiplication patterns (Spider Ladder)
Reading keys & interpreting pictogram graphs (Favourite Foods of Bats) & making a column graph (Spider Chart)
Working with Cartesian coordinates (Spider Web Star)
In geometry, drawing systematic and evenly spaced chords through a circle, to produce patterns (Spider Web Art) and working with plane curves such as cardioids (Heart-shaped Spider Web Art).
I hope your students enjoy this Halloween maths, art, and puzzles pack. There are enough activities for 3 – 4 hours or more, so its useful for supply teachers who need extra educational activities for a class. Also good for rainy lunchtimes, if your students stay inside to do art and puzzles!