The Maths File Game Show makes mathematics fun and accessible to Key Stage 3 students. Each game/print-off explores areas of the National Curriculum and can be used in the classroom to introduce a new topic or after school for individual practise.

For details of Maths File TV programmes please see the BBC Schools Programme Guide.

Number
Algebra
Shape, Space & Measure
Data Handling

Grid Game

This game requires knowledge of factors, multiples, prime numbers and lower powers of 2. The higher level also covers squares, cubes and triangle numbers.

Level 1
Level 1 requires students to know odd and even numbers (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 2), and be able to recall the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 3).

Level 2
Level 2 requires students to know their times tables up to 10 x 10 and be able to use these to find multiples and factors of numbers. They should also have an understanding of prime numbers and square numbers (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 4).

Level 3
Level 3 requires students to recognise powers of 2, triangle numbers less than 100 and lower cube numbers (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 4).

Cross Number Print Offs
Cross Numbers are given at each level to offer additional practise of number recognition and application. Most clues are based on a knowledge of factors, multiples, prime, square, cube and triangle numbers.

Level 1
Level 1 is based on the Number and Algebra section of the National Curriculum (Number and Algebra Level 4).

Level 2
Level 2 is based on the Number and Algebra section of the National Curriculum (Number and Algebra Level 5).

Level 3
Level 3 is based on the Number and Algebra section of the National Curriculum (Number and Algebra Level 6).

Rounding Off Game
This game requires an understanding of rounding off numbers. It includes separating numbers into their constituent parts, rounding to decimal places and significant figures.

Level 1
Level 1 includes rounding off numbers to 1 decimal place and whole numbers to the nearest unit, ten or hundred (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 3 to 4).

Level 2
Level 2 includes rounding off numbers with up to six figures after the decimal point (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 5).

Level 3
Level 3 includes rounding to a number of significant figures for whole numbers and decimals (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 5 to 7).

Money Print Offs
Level 1 and 2 require students to write cheques and calculate with money. Level 3 involves calculation of VAT and addition of money.

Level 1 - Writing Cheques
Level 1 requires students to write cheques out in words and figures (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 1).

Level 2 - Market Stall
Level 2 is based around a market stall where students have another chance to write out cheques and also to carry out simple calculations with money (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 3).

Level 3 - What have I really spent?
Level 3 involves students exploring the impact of tax and postage & packing on buying everyday items (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 4 to 5).

Builder Ted Game
This game requires an understanding of the relative size of numbers. Students have to place numbers on a ladder in order of increasing size. The numbers have a maximum of two decimal places. Negative numbers are also used in Level 2 and 3.

Level 1
Level 1 involves students placing numbers on a ladder in order of size (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 3 to 4).

Level 2
Level 2 involves students placing numbers on a ladder in order of size. Negative numbers with a maximum of one decimal place are included (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 3 to 5).

Level 3
Level 3 is an extension of Level 2 and involves numbers with a maximum of two decimal places (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 4 to 6).

Library Books Print Offs
Students are required to place books in order on a shelf using the Dewey-decimal system found in libraries.

Level 1
Level 1 involves subject categories based on whole numbers (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 3).

Level 2
Level 2 involves subject categories with numbers with no more than two decimal places (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 4 to 5).

Level 3
Level 3 involves subject categories with numbers with no more than three decimal places (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 4 to 6).

Saloon Snap Game
This game requires an understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages. Students have to match the value of two cards shown with numbers written as decimals, fractions or percentages.

Level 1
Level 1 requires students to match fractions with decimals, fractions with percentages or decimals with percentages (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 4 to 5).

Level 2
Level 2 requires students to match fractions with decimals (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 5 to 6).

Level 3
Level 3 requires students to match fractions with decimals (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 6).

Snap Charts Print Offs
These print offs require students to understand equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. Students have to fill in the missing gaps in a chart with equivalent fractions, decimals or percentages.

Level 1
Level 1 requires students to fill in 1 missing value on each row of a chart made up of equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 4 to 5).

Level 2
Level 2 requires students to fill in 1 missing value on each row of a chart made up of equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 4 to 6).

Level 3
Level 3 requires students to fill in 2 missing values on each row of a chart made up of equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages (National Curriculum Number and Algebra Level 5 to 6).

 Number - National Curriculum Curriculum Tier 3 4 5 6 7 8 Grid Game Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Cross Number Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Rounding Off Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Writing Cheques Level 1 Market Stall Level 2 What have I really spent? Level 3 Level 3 Builder Ted Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3 Library Books Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3 Saloon Snap Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Snap Charts Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3