Challenge 1: Arrange the cards on the grey spaces to make a correct statement. A 'check' button will appear when you have all the cards in place. Earn a Transum Trophy for completing at least six challenges.

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## Transum.org

This web site contains over a thousand free mathematical activities for teachers and pupils. Click here to go to the main page which links to all of the resources available.

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#### Code Cracker

Learn the basic techniques for cracking codes then practise them using this interactive challenge. There are three levels of difficulty and many different messages to decipher.

## Numeracy

"Numeracy is a proficiency which is developed mainly in Mathematics but also in other subjects. It is more than an ability to do basic arithmetic. It involves developing confidence and competence with numbers and measures. It requires understanding of the number system, a repertoire of mathematical techniques, and an inclination and ability to solve quantitative or spatial problems in a range of contexts. Numeracy also demands understanding of the ways in which data are gathered by counting and measuring, and presented in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables."

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## Go Maths

Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths main page links to more activities designed for students in upper Secondary/High school.

## Teachers

If you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows:

Transum,

Friday, March 13, 2015

"Numeracy is a skill(s) best practised regularly. Practice can become boring if it is not varied or given purpose. This activity is one example of how basic arithmetic can be presented in a way that encourages higher level thinking skills rather than just the recall of number facts. There are many other activities on this website which are designed to provide the variety that is the spice of life!"

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