Mixed

There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to choose from. You will find below some starters on the topic of Mixed. A lesson starter does not have to be on the same topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is often very useful to revise or explore other concepts by using a starter based on a totally different area of Mathematics.

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Mixed Starters:

Abundant Buses

A game based around the concept of factors and abundant numbers.

Analogies

Make more of analogies to help remember mathematical concepts.

Big Order

Estimate or calculate then put the large numbers in order of size.

Birthday Clues

Work out the date Will was born by answering some number questions.

Breathe Easily

How many breaths have you taken in your lifetime?

Christmas Eve

How many palindromic numbers can you find?

ClockEquate

Can you use the digits on the left of this clock along with any mathematical operations to equal the digits on the right?

Digital Lights

Questions about the Small LEDs used to make up the digits on a calculator display.

Four Gone

An activity involving a broken calculator which is missing the four button. Can you evaluate the given expressions without using the four?

Halloween

Five problems with a Halloween theme.

Hold 'Em Up!

Everyone in the class holds up an item to show which is the correct answer to the multiple choice question.

Jeopardy

Loosely based on the famous television show, how many questions cn you come up with for a given answer?

Just Four Questions

Four mathematical questions to think about at the beginning of the lesson.

Last Day

The 31st of December is the last day of the year. What mathematical lasts do you know?

Maggots

Do as many of the calculations as possible before the maggots infest!

Maths Crossword

A small crossword puzzle containing mathematical words.

Mental Maths Test

The starter is a PowerPoint file containing a twenty question mental arithmetic test. It will advance from one question to the next automatically.

Mystery Numbers

Can you recognise the mystery numbers from the clues?

Paradox

Can you solve this paradox by agreeing whether the statements are right or wrong?

Positions Please

Stand at the point between the classroom walls to represent a given number.

Refreshing Revision

It is called Refreshing Revision because every time you refresh the page you get different revision questions.

Scaramouche

Can you work out from the five clues given what the mystery number is?

Six of the Best

Six calculations to perform without a calculator.

Take Sides

Put up your right hand or left hand depending on the expressions that appears.

True or False?

An activity designed to address common misconceptions.

Word Search

Create your own mathematical word search for the whole class to enjoy.

 

Exercises

Algebraic Perimeters

Algebraic Perimeters

Questions about the perimeters and areas of polygons given as algebraic expressions.

Back To School

Back To School

A list of suggested activities and resources for the first few lessons of the new school year.

Beat The Clock

Beat The Clock

It is a race against the clock to answer 30 mental arithmetic questions. There are nine levels to choose from.

Chain Challenge

Chain Challenge

How fast can you perform all of the given operations without using a calculator?

Emergency Maths Lessons

Emergency Maths Lessons

Here are some mathematics lesson plans to be used on the rare occasions when a class is left without their normal teacher and you are stepping in at a moment's notice.

Exam Tips

Exam Tips

Some advice, tips and tricks for a Maths exam presented in the form of a poem for a teacher to share with the class.

Formulae to Remember

Formulae to Remember

The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test recognition for formulae required to be memorised for GCSE exams.

Kim's Quiz

Kim's Quiz

The traditional memory game played with mathematical statements.

Linear Programming

Linear Programming

A selection of linear programming questions with an interactive graph plotting tool.

Mathopoly

Mathopoly

A game of buying and selling property with maths questions thrown in for good measure.

Maths Analogies

Maths Analogies

Make more of analogies to help remember mathematical concepts.

Maths Bingo

Maths Bingo

This application will pick the bingo numbers for you and present each of the numbers as a mathematical expression.

Maths General Knowledge Quiz

Maths General Knowledge Quiz

Questions about general mathematical facts and concepts.

Maze

Maze

Each visitor to this page has a unique maze constructed for them to find their way through answering mathematical questions on the way.

Mini Whiteboard

Mini Whiteboard

If each pupil has an iPad, laptop or slate this provides an alternative to 'hands up'.

Mystery Numbers

Mystery Numbers

If '7 D in a W' stands for 7 days in a week, what do you think these mystery numbers are?

Numbasics

Numbasics

A daily workout strengthening your ability to do the basic mathematical operations efficiently.

Number Skills Inventory

Number Skills Inventory

A checklist of basic numeracy techniques that every pupil should know.

Numskull

Numskull

Interactive, randomly-generated, number-based logic puzzle designed to develop numeracy skills.

Pentransum

Pentransum

Mathematical questions with five possible answers. If you get 20 correct you can add your own question to the database.

Playing Card Maths

Playing Card Maths

Imagine you are on a desert island with nothing but a pack of playing cards. Do you have to stop learning mathematics?

Quickulations

Quickulations

A mental arithmetic visual aid that displays random calculations then after a few seconds displays the answers.

Snappy Sorting

Snappy Sorting

Sort the numbers in to the correct order as fast as you can.

Student Voting

Student Voting

This system allows students to vote or choose a response to a question posed by a teacher.

Timer

Timer

A simple visual aid which acts as a stopwatch recording the number of minutes and seconds that have passed or are left.

Topic Test

Topic Test

Ten multiple choice questions randomly chosen from those suggested by people from all around the world.

Tran Towers

Tran Towers

An adventure game requiring students to solve puzzles as they move through the old mansion.

Tran Tunnels

Tran Tunnels

An adventure game requiring you to answer questions and solve puzzles as you move through the tunnels.

Trick Or Treat

Trick Or Treat

A mathematical true or false general knowledge activity for Halloween.

True or False?

True or False?

Arrange the given statements in groups to show whether they are always true, sometimes true or false.

Weekly Workout

Weekly Workout

GCSE-style questions for regular practice designed for students targeting grades 3 to 5 (C/D) of the GCSE Mathematics examination.

 

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