Leap Year

A Maths Starter Of The Day

Boy with dog

Johnny Leaper was born on the 29th February 2012.

1. On his third birthday, how old will he really be?

2. In which year will his age be the square of his birthday?

3. In which year will his age be the cube of his birthday?


Topics: Starter | Number

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1. 12 years

2. 2028

3. 2020

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.


Here is the URL which will take them to a fantastic video that explains why some years have an extra leap day and what it is for.





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