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A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Investigations | Problem Solving

  • Glenroy Placide, Primrose Hill Camden School UK
  • Haven't used it as yet but intend to soon. Looks interesting and would motivate pupils to engage and enjoy maths.
  • Mrs Watson, Marsden Primary
  • Used this as my starter today. It was challenging but two pupils found a solution with a total of 13.
    2 6 5
    4 1 8
  • 7ab/M3 Maths Class, King Alfred's College
  • Rebecca was first to find this one:
  • 9 S 5, Kettlethorpe High School
  • Wasim found a 12 total
    7 3 2
    1 6 5
  • Mr Lynch, Hackbridge Primary
  • Used in my top set year 4 class this week, many gave up but I was delighted with Tia who stuck at it and found a solution, a real mathematician.
  • Mr Chamberlain, St Peter And St Pauls Primary School - Syston
  • We found a total of 15 too!
    Great starter, caused lots of useful discussion!
  • John Wilson, Clydeview Academy
  • Mr Chamberlain. Check your answer!
  • Mr.Peers, Kelbrook Primary School
  • We found two solutions
    total of 13
    total of 14
    my year 3/4 class enjoy these challenges.
  • Keaton, 9c3
  • Keaton R you have won!!! Amazing!! see what you can do when you try!!
  • Mrs Lewsey, Prep School
  • We did it! Shauna and Sihyeon made different totals of 13 and 14.

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