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Simultaneous Equations

There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to choose from. You will find below some starters on the topic of Simultaneous Equations. A lesson starter does not have to be on the same topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is often very useful to revise or explore other concepts by using a starter based on a totally different area of Mathematics.

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Simultaneous Equations Starters:

Boxing Day

Work out the contents and the cost of the Christmas boxes from the given clues

Light Shopping

A lamp and a bulb together cost 32 pounds. The lamp costs 30 pounds more than the bulb. How much does the bulb cost?


Find the dimensions of a rectangle given the perimeter and area.


Five numbers are added together in pairs and the sums shown. What might the five numbers be?

Planet Numpair

The sum and product are given, can you find the two numbers?

Rabbits and Chickens

There are some rabbits and chickens in a field. Calculate how many of each given the number of heads and feet.

Rail Weigh

Record the weights of the trains to work out the weight of a locomotive and a coach. A real situation which produces simultaneous equations.

Refreshing Revision

It is called Refreshing Revision because every time you refresh the page you get different revision questions.

Same Same

A problem involving two people's ages which can be solved using algebra.

Santa's Sleigh

Work out the number of clowns and horses given the number of heads and feet.

Simultaneous Occasions

A problem which can best be solved as a pair of simultaneous equations.

Sum of the Signs

Each traffic sign stands for a number. Some of the sums of rows and columns are shown. What numbers might the signs stand for?

Summer Holidays

There are some children and donkeys on a beach. Together they have 25 heads and 64 legs. How many children? How many donkeys?

Two Numbers

Find the two numbers whose sum and product are given.

Advanced Simultaneous Equations Starters


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