When running a problem-based lesson, I often structure the class into six groups. Three work with me, while the other three complete a series of three rotation tasks. After 25-30 minutes, we swap over. I have been putting together a list of these tasks, so decided to share the first 50 or so with you too. I hope your class enjoys playing them as much as the kids in my classes last week! All templates are included, or you can purchase cards from us.

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# What you need:

- Download this Number Tasks sheet and laminate one for each child.
- Cards: Single-digit, two-digit or three-digit matching cards, Partitioning cards with the amounts from 1-19 shown in tens frames, and make ten dominoes.
- You might like to save time on making resources by purchasing our cards.

# Card games

- Single digit, two-digit and three-digit matching cards: games to play with each set
- Match the ones with the same numbers
- Go fish
- Snap
- Memory
- Order them and place on a number line
- Difference between cards to get as close as possible to a total
- Add amounts on cards to get as close as possible to a total
- Find the number in the middle between two cards if they were at opposite ends of a number line
- Instead of asking for the right amount, ask for ten more/less
- Find the two-digit numbers on a hundreds chart

- Make ten dominoes:
- Join on the same amount. Aim: join every domino.
- Join on the amount that adds to ten. Aim: join every domino.
- Join on the amount that adds/subtracts to five (e.g., join a 3 to an 8).

- Partitioning cards:
- Make ten: play like “Go fish”, but open-handed and with at least 3 cards each. Ask for an amount that would “make ten” (add or subtract) with one or more of your cards. Aim: use up all the cards as a group. You can use more than 2 cards (e.g., 12 – 3 + 1 makes ten).
- Go fish in threes: play like “Go fish”, but make a set of any 3 cards where the two smaller amounts add to make the bigger amount.
- Sort cards into pairs that make a given amount.
- Go fish
- Memory
- Snap

# Number-tasks laminated sheet

- Number of the day: write a number in the centre box. Students find four ways to make it.
- Place value: words, digits, equations, drawing, collecting
- Length: find four things longer/shorter/similar to and write the measurements
- Similar idea for mass and capacity
- Time: four activities you would do at that time of the day
- Elapsed time: four equations to end at that time
- Fractions: equivalence, decimal, draw it, words, symbols…
- Money: four ways to make that amount using notes/coins, things that cost about that much…
- Money change: four equations to give that much change, or make that total
- 2D shapes or 3D objects that have this shape in the room

- Tens frame:
- Colour specific amount. How much more to ten?
- Counting patterns or algebraic patterns
- XY function table (then graph on the blank hundred squares)
- Each fits a ten cent piece so can show money
- Shade in a specific fraction

- Blank number line:
- Any normal number line task
- Adding and subtracting by jumps (wholes, fractions, decimals, integers)
- Relative size of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers
- Powers (e.g., 10
^{0}, 10^{1}, 10^{2}) - Roll three dice. Make two-digit numbers using the numbers rolled as digits. Make biggest and smallest, then write them on the ends of the line. Add the others to the line.
- Chance 0-1 or impossible to certain
- Skip counting

- Blank hundred square
- General hundreds chart
- Multiplication grid or addition grid
- Anything you would use squares for in a normal maths book
- Colouring arrays (e.g., game where we roll 2 dice and shade in that rectangle)
- Graphs
- Coordinates and functions
- Mapping and directions
- Table or place value chart
- Colouring decimals, fractions, percentages
- 100 squares as 100 cents, so colour amounts of money out of $1

- Circle
- Clock
- Pie chart
- Percentages and fractions
- Partitioning (it is a bowl or cup covering some blocks)
- Angles, including radians
- Time zones and longitude

- Randomly connected squares
- Parts of a hundreds chart (write a number in any square and use this to find the others)