A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

M for Mathematics

Write down as many mathematical words as possible
that begin with the letter "M".


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  • Transum,
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  • When the students have had 5 minutes to think of their words, they could all stand up behind their chairs. Going around the class, each student calls out a word they have found beginning with the given letter. A student who doesn’t have a word which hasn’t already been called out sits down. The last student to remain standing is the winner.
  • Mrs Reeves, Dover Grammar School For Girls
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  • Today we did this at the Dover Grammar school for girls and what we did was we wrote down all the words in a list, then each pair of children used rock paper scissors to decide who should start.
    the children who won would go against the other child to see who has the most in a way like this,
    Wendy: multiply
    Jade: million
    and so on. the one who has the most faces another child ands so a winner is found, the winner faces the teacher! HAHAGAGAGAHAHAH
  • Class 2m2, Lochend Community High School
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  • We also had the same answers given plus 'Mental Maths'.
  • The Y6 Dream Team!, Tickhill St. Mary's
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  • Minimise; mental maths; millisecond; money; majority; million... we found more than were on the list!
  • Daisy And Ole, Year 6, Beckley Primary School
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  • We thought of 20 by ourselves before getting out the maths dictionary! A really good activity.
  • Senior J, St Monica's Footscray
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  • We did this activity for 10 minutes and came up with 37 words!!! (without maths dictionaries)
    maths
    multiply
    measure
    million
    months
    March
    May
    millenium
    minus
    more
    match
    metres
    millimetres
    make
    multiplication
    money
    measurement
    mass
    mathematician
    maps
    MAB blocks
    metric
    mathematics
    milligram
    minutes
    millilitres
    method
    many
    mode
    median
    mean
    minimum
    maximum
    milliseconds
    microseconds
    much
    multiple.
  • Anbuvel, Vellore
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  • Mathematics m-what,a-what,t-what,e-what,m-what,etc., explain details
    example news - n-north,e-east,w-west,s-south..
  • Alexandra Park School, 7ps/Ma2
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  • We got: minus, multiplication, mean, mile, metre, millimetre, minute, millisecond, millilitre, mass, metre squared, money, median, million, mode, measuring, MyMaths(!), millenium, mental, method, month, maximum, minimum.
  • Alexandra Park School, 8ps/Ma3
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  • We got: metre, more, multiply, mode, mapping, mapping diagram, mean, multiple, maximum, minus, million, mandlebrats, measure, midpoint, metric, mixed number, minimum, mile, mass, most, MyMaths(!), mutually, mirror line, money, median, middle, millimetre, magic square, minutes, morse code.
  • Alexandra Park School, 9ps3
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  • We got: mean, metre, metric, median, multiple, MyMaths, minus, method, mental, mode, mass, mathematical, millimetre, million, mirror line, multiply, millilitre, minimum, maximum, multiplication, mile, money.
  • Mr McKinnon, Church Stretton School
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  • Yo,
    We're at Church Stretton School and we got these;
    Millimetres, McKinnon, Minus, Measurement, Multiply, Money, Millionth,
    Mixed, Minutes, Mathematics, Mathematical, Minimum, Method, Metre,
    Million, Multiple, Median, More, Maths, Mode, Mathematician, Mile,
    Moderate, Measure, MyMaths, Multiplication, Millilitres
    We rule!
  • Scorpions Class, Rowhill School
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  • Maths
    multiply
    measure
    million
    May
    minus
    more
    metres
    millimetres
    make
    money
    measurement
    mathematics
    minute
    millilitres
    method
    many
    minimum
    maximum
    millimetre
    much
    measure
    mathematical
    miles
    miles per hour.

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