Marvellous Mental Maths Pyramids

On Monday, P6/7 pupils were challenged to pick a times table that they need to practise.  They had to make a ‘pyramid’ (triangle really!) by using playing cards and the four operations so that each row matched the total for each multiplier.  For instance, if they picked the 7 x table, row 1 should have 1 card and total 7, row 2 should have 2 cards and make 14, row 3 should have 3 cards to make 21 and so on.  The challenge was to reach 9 x their chosen number.

If you have a pack of cards at home, maybe your son or daughter could make one for you?  (And to make it more of a challenge, they could try it against the clock!)


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