Weekly Challenge

Prime Colours Escape Maze

In these mazes, you need colours to start, colours to move and colours to escape. Prime Colours is a way of doing arithmetic just using colours and this is an example of one of the activities that you can use the system for.

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To find out more about Prime Colours and how to do multiplication in colour, visit https://www.mathsbycolour.com/

In this week’s challenge, you will see how colours and games can be used to learn multiplication.

Some related topics:

  • Networks
  • Multiplication and division
  • Ratio and proportion

To try this activity:

  1. Download the resource file with templates and challenges
  2. Print out the file
  3. Get coloured pens or pencils
  4. You might find counters useful
  5. Watch the video below

Download or share all of these challenges with this pdf and let us know how you got on with it by tweeting using #momentofmaths and start to see Every moment is a #momentofmaths.

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