Stamp Sticking

Drag stamps onto the envelopes to make the exact postage as shown at the top left of each envelope. There are three pages in this activity with each page containing four envelopes. You can earn a trophy for correctly stamping all twelve envelopes.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

"Is stamp sticking a thing of the past? How many teenagers have posted a letter in the last month? For those of you that have posted a letter recently did you stick the stamps on yourself or did a member of the post office staff do it for you? Nevertheless this is a good, worthwhile and useful numeracy activity."

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