There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to choose from. You will find below some starters on the topic of Vocabulary. A lesson starter does not have to be on the same topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is often very useful to revise or explore other concepts by using a starter based on a totally different area of Mathematics.

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Vocabulary Starters:

A Number

When written as a word or words what is the smallest positive whole number containing the letter 'a'?


A challenge to find the number which when written as a word has all the letters in alphabetical order.


Can you un-jumble these mathematical words?

Eleven Plus Two

Rearrange the letters in the expression 'Eleven Plus Two' to make another expression with the same value.

Intents Excitement

Work out the mathematical words missing from the story about buying a tent.

Kim's Game 3

This is the Maths version of the traditional memory game. Memorise 10 mathematical facts then recall them as they disappear from view.

Love Maths

Find the nine mathematical words hidden in the love story. The last letters of the hidden words form an anagram of the name of a famous mathematician.

Lyric Lacking Limerick

Find the words missing from the mathematical limerick.

M for Mathematics

Write down as many mathematical words as possible that begin with the letter M.

Maths Crossword

A small crossword puzzle containing mathematical words.

Maths In School

Find mathematical words which can be made by using the letters in the name of your school?

Mystery Numbers

Can you recognise the mystery numbers from the clues?

Square Circle Kite

Write down the names of all the mathematical shapes you know.

Starting With

Write down as many mathematical words as possible that begin with a particular letter.

True or False?

An activity designed to address common misconceptions.

Verruca Value

The Verruca Value of a word is the number of vowels multiplied by the number of consonants. How many words can you find with Verruca Value of 24?


Vowels have been taken out of mathematical words. Can you recognise them?

Word Search

Create your own mathematical word search for the whole class to enjoy.


Turn mathematical words into designs which will help you remember the meanings of the words.


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