An interactive whiteboard starter to practise mental or written maths. Issue the class with mini whiteboards or paper and pens to do their working out on.
Click 30 or 60 to determine how long they have between new questions. The train will arrive. The timer will start. The students then need to take the starting number shown on the red flag and apply the calculations shown on the carriages. When the time reaches zero the train will leave and a new one will arrive. Four trains will arrive and leave before the end. At the end, click “check” to see the trains with their answers. The resource is fully automated so is a useful activity to set while marking the register.
Also included is a worksheet with blank trains either for the students to use in their working out or for teacher created questions.
Remember to use F11 in Internet Explorer or Firefox to go to full screen as this resource is a little larger than usual.
Go to Train Maths Difficult.
Difficulties are relative to primary age children.
For a similar activity but for older/more able students try this interactive whiteboard resource.
An alternative interactive whiteboard game.