Students try an alternative to chocolate – mathematical Advent calendars up to Advanced Level, and note the Primary calendars from Nrich if you have little siblings!

Mathematics, Learning and Technology

It’s that time of year again…!

Nrich Advent Calendars

December means Advent Calendars and Nrich have published two Advent Calendars, one for **Primary** and one for **Secondary** each containing twenty-four problem-solving activities, one for each day in the run-up to Christmas. The primary Calendar tasks focus on encouraging mathematical habits of mind and the Secondary tasks have been chosen to encourage mathematical creativity.

You can in fact find a **whole collection of advent calendars on Nrich** and clearly the year doesn’t matter! Note the different themes available – a **Sudoku** for each day perhaps? Or a **tangram**? Maybe you want to **play a game? **

Advent Calendar by Alex Pett

Alex Pett created his advent calendar complete with history and problems for each day. Alex has provided a **pdf version **or use as a**Google document**. For an Activeinspire resource **this version **also has sound.

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