Name Again

Zoe makes a recurring pattern from the letters in her name.

 

After how many letters would the 8th 'E' appear?

What would be the 26th letter in this pattern?

What would be the 591st letter in this pattern?

 Girl   Girl   Girl   Girl   Girl 

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day


Share

Topics: Starter | LCM | Number

  • Transum,
  •  
  • In addition to the answers below you can ask students to explain or justify the answers. There are many different ways in which the answers can be obtained and sharing methods benefits all of the pupils in the class.

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:

Excellent, I would like to see more like this
Good, achieved the results I required
Satisfactory
Didn't really capture the interest of the students
Not for me! I wouldn't use this type of activity.

This starter has scored a mean of 3.2 out of 5 based on 120 votes.


Previous Day | This starter is for 24 October | Next Day

 

Answers

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.

The facility to enter the names of the students in your own class into this Starter is available to Transum subscribers.

The solutions to this and other Transum puzzles, exercises and activities are available here when you are signed in to ydour Transum subscription account. If you do not yet have an account and you are a teacher, tutor or parent you can apply for one here.



GCSE Revision and Practice

Whatever exam board you use for GCSE Mathematics, this book by David Rayner remains an all-round winner. With this latest edition presented in full colour and completely updated for the new GCSE(9-1) specifications, this uniquely effective text continues to increase your chance of obtaining a good grade.

This book is targeted at the Higher tier GCSE, and provides a wealth of practice with careful progression, alongside substantial revision support for the new-style grading and exam questions. With all the new topics included, and a dedicated section on using and applying mathematics, this unique resource can be used either as a course book over two or three years or as a revision text in the run-up to exams. more...


Laptops In Lessons

Teacher, do your students have access to computers?
Do they have iPads or Laptops in Lessons?

Whether your students each have a TabletPC, a Surface or a Mac, this activity lends itself to eLearning (Engaged Learning).

Laptops In Lessons

Here a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments.

Transum.org/go/?Start=October24

Repeating sequences can be easily created by dragging a selected range of cells in Excel. If everyone in the class created a repeating sequence from the letters in their first names, at what letter position would everyone in the class have the first letter of their names (after the first position of course!)

Here is the URL which will take them to a related activity.

Transum.org/go/?to=Sequence

Student Activity

 


Apple

©1997-2017 WWW.TRANSUM.ORG