The purpose of the review lesson is to revisit skills that have already been taught at a whole class level. At this point, it is highly unlikely that it will be appropriate (or engaging) for students to re-do questions from their skill development book. As such, it is recommended that you use an alternate activity. When choosing an activity it is highly important that the activity forces students to practice the required skill. Below are some great activities that link to specific skills and also some links to excellent collections of these types of activities.

Please note that while these activities have a higher engagement factor they often come at the cost of focused targeted practice and as such it is not advised that these activities replace the skill development work when the skill is first explicitly taught. The only exception here is where most students have a good understanding of the focus skill and the variety is required to get student buy-in to the lesson.

A good time to consider using one of these lessons is after the class has done a progress test and you can see which of the skills, that have already been explicitly taught, are still causing difficulty for more than a third (or so) of the class.

F03 Mental Addition – Mathematics Task Centre “Crosses”

F04 Addition Algorithm – Mathematics Task Centre “Number Tiles”

F13 Adding Integers – Don Steward’s Blog Median “Directed Number Arithmagons”

F16a Factors – Don Steward’s Blog Median “Factor Facts”

F16 Factors and Multiples – Nrich “Factors and Multiples Game” or “Checkmaths”

F25 Plotting Coordinates – Mathematical Etudes “Cartesian Coordinates” (page 5)

F25 Plotting Coordinates – Desmos “The (Awesome) Coordinate Plane Activity)” or “Mini Golf Marbleslides”

F26 Estimating Angles – Nrich “Estimating Angles”

F26 Estimating Angles – Desmos “Laser Challenge”

C06 Ordering Decimals – Nrich “Spiralling Decimals for Two”

C13 Adding and Subtracting Decimals – Open Middle “Adding Decimals”

C20 Transforming Points – Desmos “Blue Point Rule” or “Transformation Golf”

C26 Angles around Parallel lines – “Angle Chasing”

C28 Statistics – Mr Barton’s Rich Tasks “MMMR Diagram Task”