Mental Maths Quiz

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[Teacher Note: The PowerPoint file can be saved on your computer. You could modify the questions to suit your class.]

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day


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Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Mental Methods

  • Mrs Skuse, Langley School, Norwich
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  • Excellent! The timing keeps the students focused and it brings out the competitive edge in them, especially the boys.
  • Year 9, Coln House School
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  • Some students wanted more time on some of the questions, but other questions had ample time. Students liked the variety of questions.
    Good points for discussion and correcting misconceptions. Thank you.
  • Set 1 Year 4, Banks Lane Junior School
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  • We thought this was a challenging test for year 4 but everyone had a really good try and would have achieved even better scores if they had a slightly longer time.
  • 4KJ, Hong Kong
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  • We like this. We found it too fast and had to watch it twice!

    [Transum: Thanks for your comment 4KJ. A speed control has now been added.]
  • Transum,
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  • It is really worthwhile including maths concepts that aren't the current 'topic' in regular Maths lessons. The pressure to get to the main theme of the lesson is very strong an in most cases we don't get time to revise topics covered earlier in the year and basic numeracy skills don't get the regular practice needed. It is also worthwhile, at the end of this test, to pick out certain questions and ask the pupils to suggest the best way to figure out the answers, sharing good strategies and reinforcing maths facts.

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Laptops In Lessons

Teacher, do your students have access to computers?
Do they have iPads or Laptops in Lessons?

Whether your students each have a TabletPC, a Surface or a Mac, this activity lends itself to eLearning (Engaged Learning).

Laptops In Lessons

Here a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments.

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Pupils could each be given a copy of the PowerPoint from this page and asked to edit it to produce a slightly different test for the rest of the class. They will need to edit the answer page too!

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