Learn, revise and have fun
"a motivating, educational experience for children to engage in mathematical thinking as well as supporting the development of important positive attitudes and enjoyment of maths." Luke Rolls, Review, Primary Mathematics
"Maths Trumps Cards just received and I am very impressed by the quality of this resource & Paul Hunt is to be congratulated." GB
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Maths Trumps Card Games
Maths Trumps games provide players with what's needed to learn and revise by playing a great game of real skill.
- Written by a renowned mathematics teacher
- Each pack starts with Useful Facts cards
- Players share game cards out
- Then they try to trump each other
- Making calculations on paper are encouraged
- Bonus questions add depth and meaning to topics
- The winner succeeds by collecting all the cards
- Answer cards are provided.
Games are perfect for teachers and for parents wishing to make learning a fun activity rather than a rote activity. As the reviewer in Primary Mathematics put it "The Year 5 class that played them were familiar with ‘Top Trumps’ as a game and so with a quick read of the instruction cards could access them with ease. What struck me immediately was the real sense of enjoyment and laughter you could hear from groups playing across the classroom. The question challenges gave children opportunities to consolidate and extend their knowledge beyond the curriculum, use strategic thinking and engage in explanatory and questioning type dialogue."
Beautifully designed and written, they can be used over around 8 years old. See how they work in this example from the 3D Shapes pack
Like the best card games, they are ideal for small group use - groups of students, or a family. But they can also be used in solitaire games to revise, or to reinforce. See how here
The topics addressed in the packs meet all of the relevant leading objectives, as set out in the KS2/KS3 National Curriculum (Ages 8-14). The bonus content promotes deeper learning and explores wider concepts, giving more experienced players exposure to the higher echelons of the mathematics curriculum. For full descriptions see the invididual packs below.
Paul Hunt has been teaching mathematics at secondary school for over two decades. He is also an experienced examiner for both GCSE and A-Level maths, and he is regularly approached to proofread/answer-checks maths textbooks prior to their publication. Aside from Maths Trumps, he has written the very popular Teach Further Maths suite of PowerPoint presentations for Teachers and Students of A-Level Further Mathematics. He has also co-authored a series of A-Level mathematics examination papers for the updated 2017 A-Level mathematics specification. He lives in North Wales with his partner, Linda, who he describes as his ‘inspiration’. Like many other prominent educators, he posts mathematical fun on Twitter as @TeachFMaths.