Arithmagons – my second favourite type of rich task

Myself and my colleague, Erica Richards, have created a series of Arithmagon activities covering 14 different maths topics. Okay, so they are no Venn Diagrams, but I believe they are a very worthwhile activity for the following reasons:

1) They are so simple to create and don’t require any special resources
Working forwards allows students to consolidate key mathematical concepts
Working backwards encourages deep mathematical thinking and creativity, hence effective differentiation
They are so versatile they can be used for pretty much any mathematical topic
5) Students can be set the challenge of creating them for a worthwhile extension task / homework

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11. Factorising Quadratics

12. HCF

The whole set is available for free via this page.

I hope you and your students enjoy them!

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