Ask all the children in your class to stand up.
Pick two children and ask a times table question (or a Maths question based on the topic you are teaching at that time). Whoever gets the question wrong sits down. If they answer correctly, they stay standing.
Keep going around the class until only one child is left standing. This person is the Maths Champion!
My children beg me to play it!
Laura has made the following comments about this activity…
We call this ‘Around the World’, and we choose a country to start at. The further around a child gets (through being the quickest each time), the further away the country is that they get to. As a new child begins, we go back to the starting country and see who can get the furthest round the world… this helps their geographical knowledge as well as improving their mental maths skills.