Leap Year

A Maths Starter Of The Day

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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

  • Mrs John, Bishop Tufnell
  • Friday, February 10, 2012
  • "'thank you' this was brilliant for the class quite tricky too. However, I would like to see more like this."

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Answers

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.

Transum.org/go/?Start=February29

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.

Transum.org/go/?to=Leap

 

 




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