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 28 times table.
How far can you get in five minutes?
1 x 28 = 28
2 x 28 = 56
. . .
CURRENT TEMPERATURE
28^{o}!
Try this activity again when you are feeling hot. Can you get as far in five minutes?
How did you use this starter? Can you suggest
how teachers could present or develop this resource? Do you have any comments? It is always useful to receive
feedback and helps make this free resource even more useful for Maths teachers anywhere in the world.
Click here to enter your comments.
If you don't have the time to provide feedback we'd really appreciate it if you could give this page a score! We are constantly improving and adding to these starters so it would be really helpful to know which ones are most useful. Simply click on a button below:
This starter has scored a mean of 3.5 out of 5 based on 50 votes.
Previous Day  This starter is for 17 August  Next Day
1 x 28 = 28
2 x 28 = 56
3 x 28 = 84
4 x 28 = 112
5 x 28 = 140
6 x 28 = 168
7 x 28 = 196
8 x 28 = 224
9 x 28 = 252
10 x 28 = 280
11 x 28 = 308
12 x 28 = 336
13 x 28 = 364
14 x 28 = 392
15 x 28 = 420
16 x 28 = 448
17 x 28 = 476
18 x 28 = 504
19 x 28 = 532
20 x 28 = 560
21 x 28 = 588
22 x 28 = 616
23 x 28 = 644
24 x 28 = 672
25 x 28 = 700
26 x 28 = 728
27 x 28 = 756
28 x 28 = 784
29 x 28 = 812
30 x 28 = 840
31 x 28 = 868
32 x 28 = 896
33 x 28 = 924
34 x 28 = 952
35 x 28 = 980
36 x 28 = 1008
37 x 28 = 1036
38 x 28 = 1064
39 x 28 = 1092
40 x 28 = 1120
41 x 28 = 1148
42 x 28 = 1176
43 x 28 = 1204
44 x 28 = 1232
45 x 28 = 1260
46 x 28 = 1288
47 x 28 = 1316
48 x 28 = 1344
49 x 28 = 1372
50 x 28 = 1400
Note to teacher: Doing this activity once with a class helps students develop strategies. It is only when they do this activity a second time that they will have the opportunity to practise those strategies. That is when the learning is consolidated. Click the button above to regenerate another version of this starter from random numbers.
Teacher, do your students have
access to computers? 

Here is the URL for a concise version of this page without comments or answers.
Transum.org/go/?Start=August17
Here is the URL which will take them to a game that will help them practise the 28 times table.
Here is the URL which will take them to more times tables activities.
Maths is Important!
"Mathematics equips pupils with uniquely powerful ways to describe, analyse and change the world. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder for all pupils when they solve a problem for the first time, discover a more elegant solution, or notice hidden connections. ...
Mathematics is a creative discipline. The language of mathematics is international. The subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics has developed over time as a means of solving problems and also for its own sake."
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority