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Snow problem

Knowledge and skills

  • Estimating
  • Multiplication and division
  • Patterns and sequences
  • Measurements
  • Statistics

Wind down to the holidays with some snowy maths problems inspired by The Christmas Wish – by Antonia Peters.

For younger children

How much snow?

Challenge the children to estimate how much snow is needed to build a snow dragon. Ask: What size is the snow dragon? How could we measure snow? (For example, buckets, shovelfuls, barrels.) Suppose two barrels of snow are needed to build a snow dragon. Reinforce the two times table by asking the children to explore how many snow dragons they can build with different amounts of snow.

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