Maths Week 2013Eight rounds of six questions, a tie-break round, answers to all questions and maths jokes at the end of each round on 145 Powerpoint slides. All questions are roughly based on the primary school mathematics curriculum. I’ve attempted to provide a variety of questions from different strand areas. Hopefully, there is a mixture of easy enough questions and some to challenge the better able pupils. The aim really is that pupils should be able to get a good few correct with the harder ones there to sort out winners. It’s also aimed to show pupils that maths can also be fun.

In my own school, we organise a quiz like this in the school hall, where we try to make sure that each team has a pupil from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes. The teams are not organised, but are in random order as pupils arrive to the hall eg 6th class arrive first and are split into 30 teams; 5th class come next and are put into teams along with a 6th class pupil according as they are in their line; the same happens with 4th and 3rd classes, so there is no great organisation of teams.

The quiz is very suitable for the IWB in the classroom or in the school hall with laptop and digital projector. The aim is that pupils will enjoy doing some maths with a little competitive element thrown in. Please let me know how you organised your Maths Week Quiz and how your pupils got on with the questions. You can choose to download the file by clicking on the link below or to view the quiz in the embedded Slideshare.

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