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Quick Add 'Em Quiz

A quiz for use with the February 26th Starter of The Day. Add up a range of numbers using a quick method.

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This is level 1; Adding numbers from one to an even number You can earn a trophy if you get at least 9 correct and you do this activity online.

Add up the numbers 1 to 34

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Add up the numbers 1 to 52

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Add up the numbers 1 to 66

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Add up the numbers 1 to 72

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Add up the numbers 1 to 76

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Add up the numbers 1 to 88

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Add up the numbers 1 to 100

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Add up the numbers 1 to 114

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Add up the numbers 1 to 130

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Add up the numbers 1 to 148

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Add up the numbers 1 to 160

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Add up the numbers 1 to 178

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This is Quick Add 'Em Quiz level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3


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Thursday, February 26, 2015

"This exercise is a follow-on activity from the Starter Of The Day of the same name. It is intended to refine the quick method and adding up numbers once the trick has been learned. It makes a good introduction to finding a general formula for the sum of any arithmetic series."

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Description of Levels



Level 1 - Adding numbers from one to an even number

Level 2 - Adding numbers from one to an odd number

Level 3 - Adding a miscellaneous range of numbers


The general formula for finding the sum of a sequence of numbers is to find the number of terms, multiply it by the first term added to the last term and then divide the answer by two.

This is the formula for an arithmetic sequence, one in which the difference between consecutive terms is always the same.

This formula does not apply to the last question in Level 3!!!

Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly.