Outdoor Maths Using QR Code Loop Cards! Genius.


This is the most simple way of making mundane calculations sooooo much more fun. They take a little bit of time to set up, but once you’ve got a set and laminate them you can share and swap with colleagues and use them again each year. Basically, you can choose any mathematical questions for children to answer on these loop cards but they have to scan the QR code to access the questions. The QR code loop cards can be spread around the school grounds so that children have to run around in groups, find and solve the mathematical questions on the loop card.

You will need a QR reader app which is easy to download from the ‘App Store’


You can use the basic templates which you can download here, but you will need to generate your own QR codes. So here’s how to do it… Go to this website. 

1  Data Type: select ‘Plain Text’

2 Content: Enter the text you would like to appear when the QR code is scanned

3 Foreground Colour: Choose the colours you would like for your QR code. I tend to use the traditional black and white.

4.Output Type: Choose Download

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Once you have downloaded the QR code you can save the image and then insert into the template. Mix the answers up on the tops of the loop cards and ‘Hey Presto!’ This does not need to be restricted just to Maths – you could use it for questions in any subject!

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