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A Maths Starter of The Day

"Did you enjoy your holiday?" asked Mrs Hill. "Yes", replied Mrs Scott,
"all 262,625 seconds of it."

A day trip to Blackpool Three days in London
A week in Pwllheli 10 days touring Scotland
Two weeks in Florida A month in Thailand

Which holiday do you think Mrs Scott enjoyed?

Mrs Scott

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day


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Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Estimating | Time

  • Mr Gray, Bankhead Acad, Aberdeen
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  • Hmmm... I might avoid using this with my classes. It's a good excercise in estimating time and performing tricky calculations but how do you think the kids would react when I stand up and say "Phuket" in the middle of the classroom? [Transum: Phuket has now been changed to Thailand but for the record 'Phuket' is pronounced pu-ket.]
  • Kathryn, Leah and Anna, Balallan School
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  • We did the starter and did some very complicated sums. Then in the end we guessed randomly...WE GOT IT RIGHT!! Even though there was only three off us.
  • Claire, Newcastle
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  • 87324 / 60 (to convert to minutes) = 1455.4
    1455.5 / 60 to convert to hours = 24.25
    24.25 / 24 to convert to days = 1.
  • Lee, Teacher, Australia
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  • Ummm Phuket is not "Thailand" but a town in Thailand. Nothing wrong with saying it in the correct way!

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