Transum Mathematics wishes you all the best for the season and hopes you have a very happy 2020.

Carol has many people coming for Christmas dinner. She is wondering which table will be best to use.

Which has the largest area, the red or the green?

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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Topics: Starter | Area | Geometry | Mensuration | Shape | Xmas

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• Transum would like to wish all of you a very merry Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you back to use these starters in the new year. Have a great holiday and enjoy the festivities.
• Renee, Georgia
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• My third graders have worked on area and perimeter time and again, but they still get them confused. I used my digital projector to show the problem and they worked in cooperative groups to solve it. Each person had a role: recorder, reporter, runner (allowed to move away from the group to get whatever they needed to solve the problem), and reasoner (had to double check the group's solution for mathematical reasoning). One of the groups determined that the area for the tables was the same after their runner measured the length and width of the tables. The others groups were not convinced until they saw the red tabletop flip onto the green. Since similar problems that we've solved were trying to seat more guests (perimeter), your problem gave us the opportunity to discuss the need for a larger table (area) to put more food out at once. As you can see, I still have my work cut out for me, but the problem provided a great learning opportunity for my students.
• Muktadir Rahman, Longshaw Primary Class 14 Year 6
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• I like coming to this web. It’s a great starter of Christmas morn.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS
AND
A NEW YEAR .
• Year 6 Maths St John's School, Year 6
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• Year 6 Maths have had fun doing the starters of the day.
We are looking forward to some exciting ones in 2016.
Thank you and a very merry Christmas.

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