Hot Summer Test

A Maths Starter of The Day

The Hot Summer Test

Summer 

It is very hot during the summer, so hot that your brain could stop working!

Show that your brain is working well right now by writing out the 21 times table.

How far can you get in five minutes?

1 x 21 = 21
2 x 21 = 42
. . .

CURRENT TEMPERATURE

21o!

Try this activity again when you are feeling hot. Can you get as far in five minutes?

 


Topics: Starter | Tables

  • Transum,
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014
  • "I guess summer is a distant memory for all of you in the southern hemisphere? In fact you are probably the only people viewing this starter as it is the middle of the summer holidays for many schools in the northern hemisphere. Whatever the temperature enjoy this quick lesson starter before the main part of your lesson and remember that when your school day ends (in New Zealand and Australia) the school day of those in the UK and America is yet to begin!"

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Answers

1 x 21 = 21
2 x 21 = 42
3 x 21 = 63
4 x 21 = 84
5 x 21 = 105
6 x 21 = 126
7 x 21 = 147
8 x 21 = 168
9 x 21 = 189
10 x 21 = 210
11 x 21 = 231
12 x 21 = 252
13 x 21 = 273
14 x 21 = 294
15 x 21 = 315
16 x 21 = 336
17 x 21 = 357
18 x 21 = 378
19 x 21 = 399
20 x 21 = 420
21 x 21 = 441
22 x 21 = 462
23 x 21 = 483
24 x 21 = 504
25 x 21 = 525
26 x 21 = 546
27 x 21 = 567
28 x 21 = 588
29 x 21 = 609
30 x 21 = 630
31 x 21 = 651
32 x 21 = 672
33 x 21 = 693
34 x 21 = 714
35 x 21 = 735
36 x 21 = 756
37 x 21 = 777
38 x 21 = 798
39 x 21 = 819
40 x 21 = 840
41 x 21 = 861
42 x 21 = 882
43 x 21 = 903
44 x 21 = 924
45 x 21 = 945
46 x 21 = 966
47 x 21 = 987
48 x 21 = 1008
49 x 21 = 1029
50 x 21 = 1050

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Laptops In Lessons

Teacher, do your students have access to computers?
Do they have Laptops in Lessons or iPads?

Whether your students each have a TabletPC, a Surface or a Mac, this activity lends itself to eLearning (Engaged Learning).

Laptops In Lessons

Here is the URL for a concise version of this page without comments or answers.

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Here is the URL which will take them to a game that will help them practise the 21 times table.

Transum.org/go/TD/?T=21

Here is the URL which will take them to more times tables activities.

Transum.org/go/?to=Tables

 

 




 

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