Are Target Grids?
Target Grids (sometimes
called target boards) are pages of numbers
or images arranged in a grid. Each grid has
been chosen to focus upon a specific aspect of mathematics but they can, of
course, be used for whatever purpose you wish.
There are four sets
of Target Grids available and some information sheets.
Ideas for Using Target Grids
During an oral/mental activity a
grid can be used to ask either closed or open-ended questions
Questions can easily be differentiated
to meet the needs of individual children.
When questions are answered, cells
may be covered with blank cards or the answer may be given directly.
If the cells are to be covered then the grid could be used for bingo
If the grids are used for 'bingo'
or 'cover-up' activities, it may be a good idea to make sets of
number cards from a 'Target Grid' and use these to cover appropriate
numbers on a white grid.
You will notice that a small copy
of each grid appears in the corner for reference purpose if the numbers
Target Grids may be used as place
mats as part of a main activity. When used this way it may be helpful
to enlarge them to A3 size for a group to use.
There are questions or prompts for
each grid. These are designed to offer some thoughts on the use of
the grid. They are not intended to exhaust the possibilities.
As a plenary activity Target Grids
offer a good way to both recap on the objectives of a lesson and for
children to share results.
pages offer a description of all of the Target Grids together with
thumbnails of each one. It is recommended that you look at these
1 - Whole Numbers
covers number bonds, complements, properties of number and place
Set 2 - Whole Numbers
set of grids offers 'random' numbers. The 12 grids in the set range
from small single and double digit numbers to large three digit
Set 3 - Measures
set covers length, mass and time.
Set 4 - Fractions,
Decimal and Percentages
set offers simple fractions as pictures, words and symbols. It also
offers equivalent fractions and percentages. The set includes material
for all year groups from Year 2 to Year.