Memor Sea

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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4
21
38
55
21
42
84
9
9
16
25
80

Without writing anything down, memorise
the numbers in the picture above.

[Note for Teacher: Click the button in the bottom right corner of the picture for five questions to test your students' memories when they have had sufficient time studying the picture.


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Topics: Starter | Memory

  • Trish Bailey, Kingstone School
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  • This is a great memory aid which could be used for formulae or key facts etc - in any subject area. The PICTURE is such an aid to remembering where each number or group of numbers is - my pupils love it!
    Thanks
  • A kennedy Louisiana(Teacher),
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  • Wow!!
    I found this quite enjoyable with my students in a R.E lesson
  • Y6 Teacher, Altrincham
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  • My Y6 class loved this and after pointing out the links between the groups of numbers their performance 2nd time round signifantly improved.
  • Raj Yr 5 Teahcer, Ipswich
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  • My yr 5 students saw this awsome and memorized well they were thinking the red number is the key number and showed my son too he told it was so intresting and work in your website.
  • Ms Murphy, St Mary's Glasnevin
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  • My 1st year class loved this starter!
    Thanks .
  • Transum,
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  • Many thanks to the good folk at Oxford University Press who have given permission for Transum to use the numberful picture for the extension activity (see below). There are many ways this picture can be used to stimulate a memory activity but it is up to you, the teacher, to devise a challenge suitable for your pupils. You may use it for a five minute viewing then ten questions about the picture when it is out of site or it could be the subject of a speed quiz with questions such as "Find the average of the three years you can see in the picture" or "How long after the record shop closes does the last showing of the film Crusher 2 begin?".
  • Mapperley CE Primary School,
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  • We did really well! Some of us scored 12! Great memories.

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Memort Test

Illustration from a 1990s Oxford Mathematics teacher’s book, reproduced by permission of the publishers, Oxford University Press.

You have five minutes to remember the numbers in this village scene!

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