In silence read the following carefully before starting work:
1. Add 17 to 170.
2. Multiply 12 by 2.
3. Subtract the first even number from the second square number.
4. Divide a million by a thousand.
5. Write out the first 20 multiples of 5.
6. Multiply this year by last year without using a calculator.
7. If a square is also a rectangle write down your age squared.
8. If finding a fraction of a number makes it smaller work out a half squared.
9. If 2(x + 3) =6 + 2x what is the value of x?
10. Write down all of the numbers which have 6 as a factor.
Now that you have read all of the questions do only question 1 then sit back with your arms folded and a smile on your face.
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