Here is a zero preparation revision or recap starter for you and it might tick a literacy/spelling box too. It’s fiendishly simple, but can be devilishly difficult to complete.
- Give students a topic word (eg circles) or use your school name.
- Tell them they have to complete an acrostic of maths words related to that topic or general revision words.
That’s it! You can make it more difficult by saying partners must have different words or narrowing the focus of the task.
Interestingly none of my students used the textbook index or Maths dictionaries to help them. The finished product could be used as a wall display, revision prompt or stuck on the front of an exercise book.
A Wise Word of Warning – W Maths words are in short supply.
Here is the example I used in class: