Scaramouche

Man with horse face Horse

Scaramouche is thinking of a number. Can you work out from the clues above what this number is?

What is the smallest number of clues you need to identify this number?

Clue 5

The digits used to make this two digit number add up to thirteen

Clue 4

When this number is divided by three the remainder is one.

Clue 3

If you add two to this number you will get a multiple of ten.

Clue 2

When this number is divided by six the remainder is four.

Clue 1

When this number is divided by five the remainder is three.

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day


Share

Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Mixed | Number | Percentages | Time

  • Inger.kisby@herts and essex.herts.sch.uk,
  •  
  • We all love your starters. It is so good to have such a collection. We use them for all age groups and abilities. Have particularly enjoyed KIM's game, as we have not used that for Mathematics before. Keep up the good work and thank you very much
    Best wishes from Inger Kisby
  • Transum,
  •  
  • Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Very encouraging. Best wishes.
  • Sean Morris, Rhymney Comprehensive School
  •  
  • Excellent starter, every pupil enjoyed the challenge of being the first to find the correct answer.
  • Transum,
  •  
  • Good to hear that the starters are being well used. Share your thoughts, comments and ideas as this site continues to grow.

How did you use this starter? Can you suggest how teachers could present or develop this resource? Do you have any comments? It is always useful to receive feedback and helps make this free resource even more useful for Maths teachers anywhere in the world.
Click here to enter your comments.

If you don't have the time to provide feedback we'd really appreciate it if you could give this page a score! We are constantly improving and adding to these starters so it would be really helpful to know which ones are most useful. Simply click on a button below:

Excellent, I would like to see more like this
Good, achieved the results I required
Satisfactory
Didn't really capture the interest of the students
Not for me! I wouldn't use this type of activity.

This starter has scored a mean of 3.2 out of 5 based on 169 votes.


Previous Day | This starter is for 25 June | Next Day

 

Answer

Note to teacher: Doing this activity once with a class helps students develop strategies. It is only when they do this activity a second time that they will have the opportunity to practise those strategies. That is when the learning is consolidated. Click the button above to regenerate another version of this starter from random numbers.



Casio Classwiz Calculator

There is currently a lot of talk about this new calculator being the best in its price range for use in the Maths classroom. The new ClassWiz features a high-resolution display making it easier to view numerical formulas and symbols but it isn't a graphical calculator as such (it has the capacity to draw graphs on your smart phone or tablet, via a scannable QR code and an app).

As well as basic spreadsheet mode and an equation solving feature you also get the ability to solve quadratic, cubic or quartic polynomial inequalities and the answer is given just as it should be written down, using the correct inequality symbols!

This calculator has a high-performance processor and twice the memory of previous models ensuring speedy operation and superior computational power.more...

Online Maths Shop

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.

Transum.org/go/?Start=June25

Here is the URL which will take them to a related student activity.

Transum.org/go/?to=what

Student Activity


Apple

©1997-2017 WWW.TRANSUM.ORG