Firewords

A Maths Starter Of The Day

Hello

Firewords are Fireworks which display words in the night sky. You can buy Firewords to make any word but the cost depends on the letters in the word.

A costs 1p, B costs 2p etc.

Which Firewords will cost exactly £1 ?

 

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Topics: Starter | Arithmetic

  • Class 9X3, Hadleigh High School, Suffolk
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  • We have found telephone, primary and Star War. Also we made Bildeston which is a village in which lots of our pupils live!
  • Amy, Thomas Telford
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  • My Word is ELEPHANT'S
  • Tam, Sussex PGCE
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  • The pupils loved this one! They were supposed to be doing subtraction afterwards but were much more interested in how much one another's name was worth!
  • Alice Infante, Turkey
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  • I had to do home work on this and I was looking for ages but I got there in the end.
  • Chalfonts Community College, Chalfonts Class 11K6
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  • Wednesday
    Squares
    Towers
    Attitude
  • Kim Whitaker, Bishop Ramsey School
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  • Wednesday
  • Suzanne Tunait, Bishop Ramsey School
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  • Suzanne
  • Geraint Owen, Bishop Ramsey School
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  • Excellent

    I love this exercise!!! My class are having so much fun!!!
  • Gregory Farquhar, LEEDS GRAMMAR SCHOOL
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  • TANGENTS gives 100
  • Ella Rogers (class 5YM), Henlow VC Middle School
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  • Words worth 100p -Nov 5th-
    Irritate
    Resolved
  • Set 1 Year 5, Henlow Middle School
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  • At Henlow Middle School, Set 1 found some mathematical words:-
    Thirty, Problems, Primary and quarter
  • Leher Gumber, Myton School, Warwick , Warwickshire
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  • Hello, really good puzzle. I found loads of words.
  • Abdul Kaif, morpeth school
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  • Hospital
  • Tom Nichols & Alex Sanghera, Haybridge High School
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  • Tom Nichols & Alex Sanghera,from Haybridge High School, Hagley, Worcs (yr 7) got TOILETS = £1
  • D Felstead, Garth Hill College
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  • Wednesday
  • Eleanor Panes, 9F St Augustine's Trowbridge
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  • quarter
  • Callum Charles, London
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  • One of my students came up with an odd word yippiy but it still makes 100p
  • Shannan, Bradford
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  • Wednesday
  • Brendan Atkinson 9KL, The English College Dubai
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  • Brendan found 'towers'. No one else found anything!!
  • Mark Edgar, sedgar@christs-hospital.lincs.sch.uk
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  • Turkey = 100!
  • Zoe Baker, Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni
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  • writing
  • Jon Middlecote, The John Kyrle High School
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  • Hospital
  • Tom Armstrong, Bridgemary Community Sports College, Gosport
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  • Reciprocal is another £1 word
  • JORDAN, JORDAN
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  • I found the word telephone
  • Sam Hayes, English College Dubai
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  • Numeracy adds up to 100!!
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  • Gordon and James, English College, Dubai
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  • Telephone adds up to 100
  • Kerry & Charlie, The John Kyrle High School
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  • Hospital
  • Jon Middlecote, The John Kyrle High School
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  • Hospital
  • Yr 6 set 1, Bungay Middle School
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  • An excellent activity. One pupil found chimpanzee worth £1.
  • Ryan Kubilius, 10M St Augustine's
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  • squares
  • Gabbie, Burnholme Community College
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  • Gabbie (Year 8) found the following

    personal

    really good activity that engaged all ability levels(N Lawrenson - Head of Maths)
  • Nakisha King, Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni
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  • Wednesday
  • Rianna and Heidi, London
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  • My word is pumpkin
  • Sebastian Stroud, Maidenhead
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  • Another 100 word is ATTITUDE
  • 9MA1, Oxford Community School
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  • New words:
    Writing
    Elephants
    telescope that add up to 100p
  • Anna, Ansford
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  • "Excellent" costs £1
  • Will, Ludlow
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  • My word is

    vacuums
  • Ryan Roberts, Saltus Grammar School, Bermuda
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  • I have found 10 words -
    1) crusts
    2) diagoonally
    3) cruising
    4) hichhikes
    5) Equalized
    6) keyboards
    7) motors
    8) powders
    9) telescope
    10) whiskey
  • George Galbraith, Crieff High School
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  • The word is 'nutty'
  • 7H, Aylesbury High
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  • We found the word 'turkey'.
  • Amy Thomas, St Martins School
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  • New word, excellent
  • Liam Coleman., Angley School, Cranbrook, Kent.
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  • 9 set 2 worked hard and found some of the ones mentioned. Liam Coleman came up with "Swimmer". Mrd Jones. JN.
  • Joe Foster, Clifton
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  • I was just having fun when I typed toilets in and it came to a pound!
  • Joe Foster, Clifton
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  • I found printer.
  • JI, Cardinal Newman, Coventry
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  • Grumpy
  • Bill, Avery Hill
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  • Numeracy. at last. how ironic.
  • Philip Cheetham, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
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  • Lightning
  • J Defter, Kingsdown School
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  • straws
    wednesday
  • J Defter, Kingsdown School
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  • maximize
  • Mrs Bailey, Denbigh High School, Luton
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  • TURKEY
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  • Jonathan Burton, Chatham
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  • Tangents!
  • Matt Brunt, Chatham
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  • Reciprocal!
  • Gavin Coleman, Chatham Grammar School for Boys
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  • MIDPOINT is £1. This is amazing, hours of fun!
  • Michael Burton, Chatham Grammar School for Boys
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  • ROBIN HOOD is £1! This puzzle rules!
  • David, Stuart and Alfie, Chatham Grammar School for Boys
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  • We each found a word - Wednesday, fountain and immature
  • mr jeffrey, warden park
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  • Towers
  • 10M4 - Wade Deacon High School, Widnes (near Liverpool)
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  • Danny found that ATTITUDE works and Josh found that BEETROOT also adds up to 100.
  • Amy Year 9, Hadleigh High School Suffolk
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  • 'Turkey' costs £1
  • 7X2, Hadleigh High School
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  • For £1 we found:
    Jade Richards
    lightning
    Bildeston (Feeder primary village)
    War Hammer
    Rebekah
    For 50p we found:
    bush
    animal
  • Beccy, Shropshire
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  • Primary costs 100p
  • Alice Clack, John Masefield Ledbury
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  • Wednesday
  • 5B Numeracy Set, Farsley Farfiels Primary in Leeds
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  • Wednesday - found by Luke Dowgill
  • Year 7 set 2, John Masefield High
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  • killbots- Joey
    whispy- Sam
    telephone - Hannah
  • 5F Numeracy set, Farsley Farfield Primary School
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  • Stress by Matthew Robey
  • Miss Hadden and 6M1, South Wigston High School, Leicester
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  • We found 'violins' and 'chimpanzee'.
  • Miss Keegan & Class, Plumerow Primary School
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  • We found Numeracy, Lightning, Hospital and Therefore
  • Kristy Blakelock, Monkwearmouth School, Sunderland.
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  • Kristy from 8A2 got 'RECIPROCAL'. What a legend word.
  • Y8N4 Luke, St George's College of Technology Sleaford
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  • Excellent!
  • Charlie Zammit, 9H
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  • Toilets
  • Miss Horton, Class 5H Herman Middle School
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  • Our teaching assistant (Mrs Cushing ) found the following word: NUMERACY.
    We have checked it at least 5 times.
  • Thalan, Hylands
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  • Gypsies
  • Mrs Collins, The Purbeck School
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  • Year 12 A Level Mathematcians (The Purbeck School) would like to add:

    Judiciary
    Swifter
    Shattered
    xylose
    misdirect
    posting
  • Scott H, Huddersfield
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  • Elephants
  • 9B2, St Cecilia's, Lancashire
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  • Gemma found 'Numeracy'
  • Callum R, SRG
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  • My Word is POSTING
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  • John Doran, SRG
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  • Chimpanzee is worth £1
  • Ben Harrison age 10, St Brigids RC Primary School
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  • Beginnings
  • Katy, Farsley
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  • Primary and Stress both cost 100p
  • Ana-Maria Broscatan, Wycombe High School
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  • I have found another £1.00 word: 'rituals'
  • Lucy Holmes, Ecclesbourne
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  • Toilets!
  • Marge, Trinity All Saints
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  • Excellent resource! I am in my third year of teaching practice, and can't wait to try out this new resource! Thanks
  • Kelly Smith, New College, Telford
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  • I had alot of fun with this. I found 'Analysis'!
  • Year 7, BISJ
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  • WE found Mr Blindman and yancomamo. Yes, very strange !
  • Rosheen, Linwood High School Renfrewshire
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  • In celebration of Bonfire Night we found SPARKLER
  • Liam and Joanne, Yr 6 set 1 Cheadle Primary School
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  • We found sparkler and spookx
  • Primary 7, Braidbar Primary School
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  • We found SPARKLER.
  • Miss Ellison and Year 7 set 2, Castle Hall School
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  • We had fun and Jack found 'SPARKLER' - very appropriate.
  • Ben, Steven, Jack and Kelly, Linwood High School Renfrewshire
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  • We found Sparkler Hospital Elephants and Explodes
  • 8Y3, Hadleigh High School Suffolk
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  • We have found SPARKLER and EXPLODES!
  • Emma Gorman, Lochend CHS
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  • I found that my name added up to £1.
  • Class 4C, Linwood High School Renfrewshire
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  • Class 4C found FOUNTAIN, SPARKLER and QUARTER
  • Reanna Langdon, 9s6
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  • We enjoyed the activity. We found sparkler and Screem Mare, a new name for a firework.
  • 9A2, Harrytown High School Stockport
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  • On a bonfire night theme 9A2 from Harrytown in Stockport found SPARKLER
  • Rebecca, Alice, Charlie, 8Y1 Hinchley Wood School, Esher
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  • We found sparkler, violins and writing.
  • Gary Hyland and co, King Edward VI School
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  • Flash Grenade
    Roman Candle
    Sparkler
    Elephant
    Lynsey (one of the students)
  • Mr Riddler, The Whitby High School, Ellesmere Port
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  • Charlotte Simcott found SPARKLER, how apt.
  • Kelly and Lauren, Linwood High and Woodies Primary
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  • We found 11 words

    WEDNESDAY
    ATTITUDE
    SUZANNE
    SQUARES
    TOWERS
    EXPLODES
    SPARKLERS
    ELEPHANT
    HOSPITAL
    TELEPHONE
    EXCELLENT
  • Rachel, Leeds
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  • I had to do this for my homework and only found this website after! I got about 25 words which I was happy with. I also found shortcake I am not sure about it but oh well!
  • Samuel Thompson, De La Salle School St Helens
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  • Wizards
  • Luke B, 8D1 Carshalton Boys
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  • Quarry - couldn't see this one already here. Love the game and will do it again but with different totals.
  • Fergee, Beacon Community College
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  • I found 'glittered' works to 100p
  • Sylvia Markowska, 7H, Harrytown, Stockport
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  • Sylvia found SPARKLER
  • Steve Thomas, Hounslow Community Education
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  • Gina from my numeracy class was captivated by this activity and was up to all hours coming up with her list:
    Wholesale
    Vouchsafe
    Utensil
    Traction
    Thirty
    Taurus
    Quadrangle
    Quarry
    Quarter
    Nestling
    Hospital
    Pringles
    Fountain

    Well done, Gina!
  • Amy and Oscar Kelly, Holyport
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  • we got starfish it took us a long time but we finaly did it!
  • Annie, Glasgow
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  • The word 'gobbledegook' = £1. Its actually in the dictionary!
  • Fergus and Jeremy, British International School, New York
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  • WE found "TOASTY"
  • Sophie W, Bourne Grammar School
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  • I found 10 words:
    Elephants
    crusts
    whisky
    grumpy
    straws
    maximize
    turkey
    towers
    beetroot
    primary.
    I'm just amazing at it!
  • Mr Bullock, Gloucester School
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  • One young man found "A lemonade beer" which costs £1
  • Year 9or Set 2, Highlands School
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  • We found:
    oxtails
    beetroot
    printer
    excellent
    variety
    activities
    hospital
  • 9 set 2, Sturminster Newton High School
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  • We found "clockwise", "turkey" and "large fries" !
  • Halesworth Middle School, Class 6
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  • We found Sparkler and Pumpkin
  • Charlotte Fargie, Kettlethorpe High School
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  • Drizzle
  • Class 5/6 G, St Patrick's
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  • TURKEY - Sophie, Tim & Hindolo
    WEDNESDAY - Rosie & Ashley
    ELEPHANTS - Class 5/6G
  • Miss Adcock, Top Set Year 6 Maths @ Bovington Middle School
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  • We found SPARKLER!
  • Hadleigh High School, Suffolk
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  • Found today:
    Buzzy (from Geraint and Ben)
    Sao Paulo (from Luke)
    Chicken Masala
    Mary Moo
    Oliver's
  • Alex, King Henry VIII School, Abergavenny
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  • Alex also found Roman Candle and starfish.Yeah, go Alex!
  • Mr.T, King henry Vii school School Abergavenny
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  • I got 2 words. Postman B and mister.P Yay me and my calculator woo.
  • Rachel, Gloucester
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  • I asolutely positutaly love this site its awesome
    my pupils love it and they go on it at home I even set it as homework once
    ^^ hehe I love it !!!!
  • Mrs Smith, The Leventhorpe School
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  • Ral Onyema in 7Y1 found 'striker'.
  • Miss Legrove, Sir Graham Balfour
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  • Words worth £1 are Sparkler: Y10 Sir graham balfour
  • Archimedes maths group, Mornington Primary School
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  • Our word is FOUNTAIN
  • Miss Yuill, The Kimberley School
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  • My class of Year 10's enjoyed this activity and managed to find 'starfish' which cost 100p.
  • Year 10- Statistics, Bilericay School
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  • Hi everyone
    We found:
    Hooligans
    Pounding
    Posting
    Carpenter
  • Vikram Foot ring, Billericay
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  • I found 2 funny ones:
    scream (as in aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah)

    and scream as in eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
  • Set 2, Kings College Taunton
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  • We got pounding, plunging, fibre work and sky-fire-bad. This puzzle is venom! Maths rocks!
  • S Cox, Dereham, Norfolk
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  • This began as a starter for my year 8 class, but they got so into it, it turned into a homework, and between them they found 51 words costing £1 (most of these found by Luke Copping!). Here are a selection: Football Lad, mailboxes, acknowledge, riverbank, crusts, pumpkin, resumes, clockwise, delivery, mirrored, identifies, chimpanzee, apropos, cruising, rewound, fountain, swimmer.
  • Undeg Steffan, Ruthin, Wales
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  • Loved this one!! Me and my class had so much fun but I won with wizards and "athrawon" which means teachers in welsh.
  • George's maths club, Taunton School
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  • George Wayman wanted me to tell you that he found Presley.
  • James O, St Patricks
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  • Forest Green
    Toilets
    Turkey
  • Jack Robinson/Reece Matthews, Bruntcliffe
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  • BASSLINES
  • Dave Harwood, Swansea
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  • Toilets, telephone and starfish.
  • Miss Van Der Veen, Victoria Park State School
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  • This is a good puzzel, but would be better if you use dollars as well as pounds.
  • Desmond Doyle, Liverpool, England
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  • Sparklers, elvis and numeracy add to 100.
  • Laura, Homeschool
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  • 'Friendlier'
    After re-working it out about 10 times, I finally got it!
  • Year 8, Clevedon School
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  • We found loads-
    Wednesday
    Turkey
    Toilet
    Sparkler
    Robin Hood
    Pringles
    Starfish
    And more!!!! Too many to type!!
    Cat Wynn is one also!!
  • 9p2y, Prince Henry's High School, Evesham
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  • We found RIVERBANK and SQUARES.
  • 9/10 Ge Maths - Fiordland College, Te Anau, New Zealand
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  • Pumpkin
    Sasha Alexander
    Jono Hayest
    Trizza
    Lots of fun.
  • Year 8, MSJ
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  • We found this starter difficult but the class were very enthusiastic about trying to work it out!
  • Mrs P Cain, Chellaston School Derby
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  • We spent the time trying to think of firework related words....the only one apart from SPARKLER we came up with was ROMAN CANDLE.
    Once we had looked at other schools entries it made the task easier but we persevered with our Firework theme!!!
    Good fun!
    Year 10
    Chellaston School
    Derby.
  • M Asker, Y6 St James
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  • A pupil from St James Middle got WATSUP = 100!!
  • Vanessa Sarpong, Connaught School For Girls
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  • "squares" and "collecting" from Vanessa.
  • Rebecca, Dunfermline High School
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  • We found SHORTCAKE.
  • Matt Peters, Filsham Valley School
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  • I found the word "squares".
  • The Best Maths Group Ever (8cd/m2), King Alfred's College OXON
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  • We found these words
    Wholesale
    Vouchsafe
    Utensil
    Traction
    Thirty
    Taurus
    Quadrangle
    Quarry
    Quarter
    Nestling
    Hospital
    Pringles
    Fountain
    starfish
    sparkler
    romancandle
    wednesday
    attitude
    tower
    telephone
    toilets
    hooligans
    fountain
    pounding
    posting
    we found 25 words and this starter was really fun.
  • Mrs Smith, Year 8 Class At KGGS
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  • Hannah Grain found TURKEY and Anya Faulkner found PROBLEMS.
  • Penny Harris, The Market Weighton School
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  • Seashells.
  • A O'hagan, Class 3G Holyrood Sec Glasgow
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  • The words we found are romancandle,sparkler,pumpkin,turkey and caitlynmc!
  • Allan Haney, Holyrood Sec Glasgow
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  • Fountain!
  • Jay Vachhani, Durrington High School
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  • Pumpkin.
  • Amy Holden, Radcliffe Riverside High
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  • From radcliffe riverside we found
    "riverside" by Tom Bolton
    "sparkler" by Amy Holden and Dom Porter
    "explodes" by Danielle Broderick.
  • MSJ, Y10
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  • Martin Smith came up with personal, Martin love maths.
  • David Payne, St Anne's Catholic School, Southampton
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  • As an extension can you find letters whose values multiply to make 100 or any other given value?
    My only answer so far is BABY (2 x 1 x 2 x 25).
  • A O'hagan, Holyrood Sec Glasgow Yr 5
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  • Enjoyed doing this...we found
    plastered,temperance, telephone,styles,sparkler,mclaughlin,toilets,elephants,pumpkin,attitude.
  • Josh Dewes, 7X1 Hadleigh High School
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  • I found 'pinecones' which we couldn't see already listed.
  • Kirsty Ferguson, West Lothian
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  • Vivienne works.
  • Class 1A, James Hamilton Academy
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  • We found Wednesday
    Romanski
    maximize
    starfish
    starling
    elephants
    great tit
    standards.
  • Annabelle Gild, Melbourne, Australia
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  • I found culture!
  • Mr Dearnley, Rose Bridge High School, Wigan
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  • Fountain found by Lewis and Sparkler found by Olivia.
  • Class 8L3, Northgate High, Dereham Norfolk
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  • Rebecca found 40! as wel as the ones we found in class.
    tooting
    attitude
    discipline
    posting
    jostles
    clockwise
    arrivals
    crusts
    courses
    borrowed
    pounding
    prevent
    problems
    raincoats
    profiles
    restore
    sevices
    telephone
    stress
    status
    bedazzles
    straws
    printer
    arrest
    elephants
    addressing
    keyboards
    hospital
    explains
    motor
    twisted
    thirty
    stools
    sessions
    sources
    towers
    upsets
    whistled
    swimmer
    writing.
  • Mr McQuade, John Paul Academy
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  • Sparkler, Telephone, Elephants and A New Moon were our attempts.
    Class S3/1 at John Paul Academy, Glasgow.
  • Jessica Mcdonald, Prenton High For Girls
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  • Happyfaces.
  • Year 8, Ecclesbourne School
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  • Mongolian
    Buzzy
    Starfish
    A creature that lives in the bottom of lakes on the Mongolian Plain and makes a strange bee like noise.
  • Samba, Gambia
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  • We found sparkla.
  • Lewis, David Young Community Academy
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  • Lewis found tooting! for £1.
  • 7x3, Murray Park, Derby
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  • Kyle has found Sparkler. James found Wednesday. We loved this!!!
  • JSD 6EM, The Netherlands
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  • We found Afghanistan, Turkey and starfish. Good activity and it has gone on much longer than needed!!!
  • WIlliam Edwards School (Class 8.4), Grays, Essex
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  • Pringles = 100.
  • Harrytown, Stockport
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  • Declan Moran from Harrytown in Stockport found his name was £1.
  • Mrs Simpson, Torry Academy, Aberdeen
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  • Owen S found "styles".
  • Keswick School, 8A2
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  • My guys are amazing! Guy E Falks, Sparkaler, Attitude, Crackle Pop, School-Fail, U - Spinner, Fired Star, Noddy Cot.
  • Jai Hayward, Skegness Grammar School
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  • My own name JAI HAYWARD IS 100p.
  • Tobyt, Tupton Hall School
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  • Sparkler is appropriate for £1.
  • S1 Maths, John Paul Academy
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  • We found Connelly,surname of one of our first year pupils!
  • Mrs Boussouara's S2 Class, Holyrood Secondary
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  • Mrs Boussouara's class just loved this puzzle.It was supposed to be a starter but we kept going for the whole period!
  • 2m1, Lochend Community High School
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  • 2m1 came up with
    explodes
    sparkler
    fountain
    shooter
    hooligans
    hospital.
  • Jake S, Illinois
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  • We found the word MATHSTAR.
  • CSS, CSS
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  • Uzzy found Quarry
    LMJ discovered 'Sausage Care'
    TNH found 'Words Bar'
    There were others, but they were a touch poor.
  • K Mackie, Forfar Academy, Scotland
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  • Ryan is the only person in my class to have found a word on his own.
    He had 'problems' while the rest of the class had problems finding words...
  • Cheyenne, Gloucester
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  • I can up with My name and my second name which was 99 points and I also came u with wednesday and elephant.
  • Year 7 Set 1, Northwood School
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  • We found television,pringles,toilets.
  • Lizzie Lucas, Holcombe Brook Y5
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  • I found
    exactiy = 100
    hospital= 100
    exerlentay= 100.
  • Mrs Boyle, Our Lady's P.S
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  • We loved this-great way to get the brain going! Caitlin got
    WHOLESALE
    Isn't she clever!!!
    Mrs Boyle and girls
    Our Lady's P.S Belfast.
  • 7c4, Christ The King
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  • 'Maddie Nikita' found that her name added up to 100!
  • Shakil, Aliya
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  • We found elephant, hospital, Wednesday, Excellent, Squares and towers it was great fun working these out and I would give this a 4.
  • Philip Bam, Tobermory
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  • Australia = 100p.
  • H Hand,
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  • My class LOVED this activity!!!!!!
  • Bob Turnip, Torphecan
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  • Smirnoff works!!! Oooosh!
  • Natasha, Brockington College
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  • I found that "explodes" come to £1.
  • Maths Set 1, Alban Church Of England Academy
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  • In keeping with the topic we found "Sparkler".
  • H.Hand, George Watson's
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  • Caitlin from P5L found "mummify".
  • Elodie, 6S
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  • We found as a class lightning, sparkler, explodes, firework and wizards!
  • Kirsty Brown, Scotish Borders
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  • I did my name and it came up with 102, I was so close.
  • Alasdair, Pairc School, Isle Of Lewis
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  • I found sparkler.
  • 5.1 Maths Group, Eastbourne
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  • My very clever Year 5 Class also found Sparkler.
  • Lauren, Shenfield High School
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  • Lightning.
  • Prince Cochrane, 10N
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  • Profiles!!! It was very very very fun :).
  • Emma Randall And Nadia Abdullah, 9N And 9E
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  • Squares!!!! from Miss. Loi's year 9 class at Woodbridge High School,
    And Woodridge!!! close to our school name. We found this very very very fun!!!!!
  • Woodbridge High School, Year 11
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  • A Faiyaz Ahmed by Faiyaz.
    Turkey by Nicole Samuels and Aylin Keles and Jide Tijani.
    Wondeful by Rory McGowan.
    All in Miss. Loi's maths class.
  • Year 6, St Chrysostoms CE Primary School
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  • We really enjoyed this activity! It made us think!
  • Primary 7, Blackridge
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  • Katie found that Numeracy is equal to £1. Amy checked her answer and we agree.
    We enjoyed this challenge and found it links to a similar task in our spelling homework.
    We used our problem solving skills, our literacy skills (spelling) and our mental maths skills.
  • Seemal, Home
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  • I found this really easy and I did it at home the word I got was: Elephants.
  • Paul Gray, Derby
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  • I did a very similar starter, but asked my class to come up with words worth 50 points. I kept on emphasising that the answer was easy, much to the dismay of my class...
    When the penny dropped and they realised that the answer really was EASY (E = 5, A = 1, S = 19, Y = 25, EASY = 50) they loved it!!
  • Melmac, Church Stretton School
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  • SPARKLER
    BOOM!
  • Pearce Richards, Helston CC
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  • Scouser.
  • Mr. Coles, Year 9
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  • Our words are:
    "Yalo Swag", which Tom swears blind is a real word
    "Christin" ~ which is a name?
    "Thirty" ~ by Kate.
  • Chris Robinson, NIS
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  • Some words room 4 at Newlands Intermediate School in wellington new Zealand found were:
    Swimmer, shadowclan, shadowing and lightning.
    We enjoyed this activity.
  • Alicia, Church Stretton School
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  • Hi,
    Here at our super amazing school we found ONE word:
    STANDARDS
    We are well pleased with this.
    We rule.
  • 9A1, Baylis Court School, Slough
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  • We found monopol its a place in poland.
  • Mr Astley, Pontypridd
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  • Lia Ferguson from Pontypridd - sparkler.
  • Cass 1/1, Alness Academy, Scotland
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  • We found Kimberley.
  • Olivia Sharp, Haverhill
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  • Sparkler is one and elephant.
  • Mr Astley, Pontypridd
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  • Jordan Beasley loved this challenge. He found 'totally' in a Pontypridd record time of 32 seconds!!!
  • Lauren And Abbi, The Park School
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  • Lauren A Fear and Abi Wheaton both have 100 for their names.
  • Mrs Moore, Chiltern Hills Academy
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  • We found "sparkler".
  • Caroline, Turton
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  • Have passed this idea on to colleagues in other departments looking for 'numeracy' ideas. they intend to adapt it for key words.
  • Phoebe, Ridgeway School
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  • I found
    Elephants,
    attitude,
    clockwise,
    telephone,
    keyboards and
    stress.
    (I loved this exercise my teacher was doing it at school and set it for homework to find as many words as you could!).
  • Hazlehead, Aberdeen
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  • Hazlehead Academy 1CA found Wednesday and Burnett (Jack's surname!).
  • Tambo, Denny High School
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  • Tambo says Fountain for £1 and won a football pencil (Higher Maths)!!!!
  • Year 5, Reigate Priory Junior School
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  • We found SPARKLER.
  • Dominic And Jerrick, BSM
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  • Explodes works!
  • Mr Haynes, Aiglon College, Switzerland
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  • Alikhan got "crazy fat" which makes 100.
  • Ashvin Kumarathas, St Marks Primary School
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  • I have found the word Aventador which is a car model of lamborghini.
  • Aragan, St Marks C Of E Primary School
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  • I have found:
    hospital
    Chimpanzee
    elephant
    Wednesday
    turkey
    telephone.
  • Max, Dunblane
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  • MAXIMUS works!
  • Mrs And Mr Brown, Jumeirah Primary School
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  • Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
  • Mr Sheppard, The Broxbourne School 7X1
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  • Erica in our class found 37:
    Delivery
    Collecting
    Generating
    Honeycomb
    Hospital
    Ingrown
    Attitude
    Baldness
    Crampings
    Discipline
    Drizzle
    Ducklings
    Elephants
    Elsewhere
    Filtering
    Forgiver
    Freshest
    Pasture
    Quarter
    Raincoats
    Seashells
    Chimpanzee
    Fountain
    Geographer
    Goldbricks
    Healthcares
    Hydrates
    Maintains
    Meatpacking
    Motors
    Piggy Backs
    Primary
    Printer
    Restore
    Shadowing
    Cleanliest
    Wednesday.
  • R Graham, Cardiff
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  • Johnathon from Year 8 in Cardiff has come up with the word NUMERACY.

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Did You Know?

Knowledge

=11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5

= 96%

Hardwork

=8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11

= 98%

Attitude

=1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5

= 100%

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