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Fuzz buzz

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Fuzz buzz

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This is a great game to play on long journeys or if you are walking outdoors together and want to play something...

Fuzz Buzz
Count to 100. Every time you get to a number that’s divisible by seven (7, 14, 21) or that has a seven in it (17), say “Buzz”, instead of the number. To make it even harder say “Fuzz” for every number with a three or that’s divisible by three. If you make a mistake it’s the next person’s turn. The first to get to 100 wins.

  • Why am I doing this?

    Maths makes sense to children when they use it in everyday life - like measuring things, working out distances, estimating food for dinner or money for groceries. The more opportunities you give your child to use the maths they learn at school through everyday activities the more they will understand and enjoy working with numbers.

  • How can I do more?

    Discuss maths that you see around you. For example, talk about sales in shops – half price, 25% off, what is good value? Or how much will the item cost after the discount?

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