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Mental Maths Centre Activities Using A Muffin Tin

Muffin Tin Maths Activities

Mental Math Practice Using Muffin Tin Maths

Check out this awesome idea for Math Centres , Homeschool or Homework using a muffin tin. Our Muffin Tin Maths FREE download will help you create hundreds of math problems in no time at all for Multiplication, Subtraction, Division, Rounding, Place Value, 2D Shapes, 3D Objects… the possibilities are endless.  It’s cheap, quick, simple to prep and there is absolutely no photocopying, cutting or laminating!

Easy To Differentiate and Self-checking

This math centre idea will help you meet the needs of your students and differentiate each math problem by colour coding your muffin pan liners. To enable self-checking either write the answer on the bottom of the liner or if you can see it through the paper, insert a double liner. Encourage students to play individually,in math groups or for homework. Repetition is a great way to build number facts recall and fluency!

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Mental Maths in the Curriculum

Download our FREE Activity printable to see connections to the Australian Curriculum for Foundation -Year 6, it includes:

Foundation – Subitising, Principles of Counting & Number Recognition
Year 1 – Skip Counting, Solve simple addition & subtraction problems, Tell time to the half  hour
Year 2 – Partition & Rearrange numbers to 1000, Coin Recognition, Solve Addition & Subtraction problems
Year 3 – Odd or Even Numbers, Recall of Addition & Subtraction Facts, Features of 3D objects
Year 4 –Multiplication, Division, Compare Angles
Year 5 – Factors, Addition & Subtraction of Fractions, Rounding
Year 6 – Prime Numbers, Square Numbers, Triangular numbers, Multiply decimals by Powers of ten, Convert between Units of Measurement


How to play:

  • To use as an activity for subitising you will need to play using a dot dice – Players take turns to roll the dice and pop a pompom into the matching muffin liner, the winner is the player who has the most pompoms.
  • You can also play without dice – Players take turns to throw a pompom into one of the muffin pan liners, write down the problem & then solve the problem. The winner is the first to get 3 in a row or the most correct.

Click HERE TO Download Your  Number Facts Activities FREEBIE  with BONUS Links  to the Australian Curriculum for Foundation -Year 6