Archive for Data handling activities

Telling the time, reading timetables and working together.

Telling the time is something that quite a lot of my class need to practise often. I have already uploaded some of the activities I have written this year, but here is a few more. On this revisit we are focusing on 24 hour clock, reading time tables and collaborating to solve problems. Because we are working on block D, I have tried to make links to other block D objectives, so there is a bit of coordinates and a bit of finding the difference between times.

24 hour coordinates grid

Nicknames puzzles

  • time logic (one of these is inspired by For more information follow the link below).

Collaborative puzzles

Collaborative puzzles inspired by

I adapted two time puzzles I found on to make them collaborative. To find the original puzzles click here.

Below are some useful telling the time websites that we will visit.


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Egyptian maths

I wrote these a while ago. What do you think?

Balanced equation stuff, linked to weighing of the heart ceremony.

Place Value resources:

Egyptian Collaborative activities.

This first activity is adapted from the Pharoah activity on the Ancient Egypt website.

The Challenge – ‘Ask the experts’

You are a young assistant in the Egyptology department of a museum. Last week
you went around the museum talking to three different experts about four objects
from the museum’s collection. Each expert told you something about each of the

The conservator told you what the objects were made of and how to take
care of them.

The curator told you the history of the objects.

The archaeologist told you about when and where the objects were

You carefully wrote everything that the experts told you on separate cards.
However, you forgot to write down the names of the objects on these cards. You
have one card from each of the experts about each of the four objects. Read over
the twelve cards and match each card with one of the four objects.

I have made this into a collaborative activity with children working in three groups. Works best if you print expert clues onto different coloured card and childen take on different roles.

This next activity keeps children in role as museum curators. They work together matching buriel goods to pictures and descriptions to number the artefacts. You need to print off picture cards and clue cards.

Egyptians liked to play a game called Senet. I have adapted the sequence excel file from the Primary framewworks website so that you could play the game and investigate sequences at the same time.

There is a great pyramid excel file on the standards website to investigate addition and sequences.

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Tudor maths continued…

I have added a link to the TES website, where I have begun uploading smartboard files to accompany my activities.

This week, we are investigating Tudor sports and pastimes.

I adapted the Tudor entertainment activity from website so that it would be colour coordinated when I photocopied it.

This activity was extended then into a maths data handling exercise. Less able children completed these:

More able children solved these:

Finally, the children are going on to produce a scrap-book of the visit to Tudor London using all the information.

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