Had great fun doing a maths warm up lesson outside with the parachute today! I took my class straight from their lining up place at 9am up to the playground. They loved the parachute! We did some chanting of our times tables as we worked as a team lifting the parachute up and down in a rythmn first. Then...each child was given a number - including decimals, 1,2,3 and 4 digit numbers and they had to think about their numbers properties.
Change places if your number is... odd, even, square, >17 if you subtract 56, the total of the digits <6 etc.
We finished by making a mushroom out of the parachute and sitting under it - very cool - kids love dens! Each child had to tell us their number and then a number fact about it.
A short (20 mins), fun, useful and easy to organise mental maths warm up.