Play Live, the online challenge for maths and English!
Designed to develop and increase pupils’ speed and skill at answering mental maths games and spelling activities
Pupils have 60 seconds to answer as many mental arithmetic or spelling questions as they can as fast as they can.
Pupils pitch their knowledge against others of a similar age, within a timed, competitive environment.
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Who plays? +
Choose to play against your classmate, someone from your school or a pupils from any school in the UK
Players matched by their academic level
When to play? +
The Play Live arena is a great alternative to regular mental maths, tables tests or to encourage spelling
To follow up an activity for specific learning objectives
To incorporate into a challenge area designed to develop children’s thinking
Pupils can be set challenges e.g., 'How many multiplication and division calculations can you answer in 60 seconds today?' or 'How many words can you find in 60 seconds?'
An ideal activity to use during Golden Time
In keeping with e-safety guidelines and EducationCity.com's security policy, we have ensured that Play Live does not display indentifying information about players. We offer a range of preferences that teachers can use in order to alter player information to their own specification.
Their ability to answer mental maths questions quicker and with confidence has increased.