### Algebra Starters:

Add up a sequence of consecutive numbers. Can you find a quick way to do it?

This lesson starter requires pupils to find the missing numbers in this partly completed arithmagon puzzle.

You have four minutes to write down as many equations as you can involving B, T and S.

Calculate the total cost of four cars from the information given.

Work out the number of chin ups the characters do on the last day of the week give information about averages.

Work out the total cost of five Christmas presents from the information given.

Give 20 rules connecting x and y given their values.

The height of this giraffe is three and a half metres plus half of its height. How tall is the giraffe?

Find the number which when added to the top (numerator) and bottom (denominator) of each fraction make it equivalent to one half.

Check a student's homework. If you find any of the answers are wrong write down a sentence or two explaining what he did wrong.

Find the weight of one cuboid (by division) of each colour then add your answers together.

Change the numbers on the apples so that the number on the lemon is the given total.

This mathematics lesson starter invites pupils to interpret a three part algebraic inequality.

A lamp and a bulb together cost 32 pounds. The lamp costs 30 pounds more than the bulb. How much does the bulb cost?

Introduce linear equations by solving these problems about lengths.

Work out why subtracting a two digit number from its reverse gives a multiple of nine.

Practise techniques for answering questions involving negative numbers.

Which algebraic expression is the odd one out?

The sum and product are given, can you find the two numbers?

You have four minutes to write down as many equations as you can involving the given letters.

Arrange numbers at the bottom of the pyramid which will give the largest total at the top.

There are some rabbits and chickens in a field. Calculate how many of each given the number of heads and feet.

Record the weights of the trains to work out the weight of a locomotive and a coach. A real situation which produces simultaneous equations.

It is called Refreshing Revision because every time you refresh the page you get different revision questions.

A problem involving two people's ages which can be solved using algebra.

Work out the number of clowns and horses given the number of heads and feet.

A question which can be best answered by using algebra.

A problem which can best be solved as a pair of simultaneous equations.

Solve these balance puzzles by taking the same away from both sides. An introduction to linear equations.

Each traffic sign stands for a number. Some of the sums of rows and columns are shown. What numbers might the signs stand for?

There are some children and donkeys on a beach.
Together they have 25 heads and 64 legs. How many children? How many donkeys?

A problem which can be answered by forming an algebraic equation then solving it.

THOAN stands for 'Think of a number' and there are four randomly generated THOAN puzzles to solve.

A Think Of A Number problem presented as a news ticker.

Advanced Algebra Starters

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