Six of the Best

5 x 40 =

5 x 6.1 =

4.2 ÷ 2 =

3.8 + 7.6 =

7.17 - 3.1 =

7.02 - 4.739 =

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day


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  • Mrs Walker, St.James' Primary
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  • I used this for my maths class yesterday and came out with top results, so thanks Transum!

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