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Transum.orgThis web site contains over a thousand free mathematical activities for teachers and pupils. Click here to go to the main page which links to all of the resources available. Please contact us if you have any suggestions or questions. 
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Numeracy"Numeracy is a proficiency which is developed mainly in Mathematics but also in other subjects. It is more than an ability to do basic arithmetic. It involves developing confidence and competence with numbers and measures. It requires understanding of the number system, a repertoire of mathematical techniques, and an inclination and ability to solve quantitative or spatial problems in a range of contexts. Numeracy also demands understanding of the ways in which data are gathered by counting and measuring, and presented in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables." Secondary National Strategy, Mathematics at key stage 3 

Go MathsLearning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths main page links to more activities designed for students in upper Secondary/High school. TeachersIf you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows: 

"Arrange the cards to make five two digit numbers to make a total of 270" Mr Kemp's Mathemagicians, Monkseaton High School
"Find 5 even 2digit multiples of 9." Lucy Green, Broadfields
"Find 5 2 digit numbers divisible by 9 ie Miss Reeve, Swansea
"2D1 challenge you to arrange the cards on the white rectangles to create 5 two digit numbers which have the smallest possible median." Mrs Simpson and 2D1, Torry Academy, Aberdeen
"Arrange the 2 digit numbers in the rectangles so that the sum of the 5 numbers is 270" Zachary Taylor, George Abbot School
"5 two digit numbers which have a mean of 72 and median of 72" Hasland Hall 8X2 (CW), Hasland Hall Community School
"We challenge you to make the mean of 36 by using 5 two digit numbers" Christopher, ClactononSea
"Multiples of nine" Johndr De Kock, Qld
"Arrange the cards to make five two digit numbers to have a total of 297" Matt, Australia
"Arrange the cards on the white rectangles to create five 2 digit numbers that has total of 282." Aby, London
"To include 3 square numbers and all five numbers to have a median of 40, a range of 72 and a mean of 214.2" BISNY Year 7, New York
"Work this out!! You have to use four square numbers and the fifth number has to be even. They have to add up to 261. Good Luck!!!" 7 X FACTOR... , Seaford College
"Arrange the numbers into 5 two digit numbers with an average of 54." James, The Atkinson School
"Find five 2 digit numbers that are all a multiple of 6 and have a range of 72" Abbie Vickers, Notley High School
"Arrange to make 5 twodigit cards that are all multiples of 9 with a range of 72." Dennis Gardener, New College Telford
"Make five 2 digit numbers that have a mean of 30." Nicky, England
"What 5, 2 digit even numbers, when multiplied together, equal 205,747,200" Year 9 set 1 Maths, Retford Oaks High School
"Find five 2 digit numbers which are multiples of 9." Year 11 CLI Maths group, Broadwater School
"Arrange the cards to give four even numbers which have a mean that is two bigger than their median." R. Smith, Dylan Thomas School
"Make 2 digit numbers that are all multiples of 6." Onene, Leeds
"Get the highest possible total, and then the lowest possible total. and what do you notice about these totals?" 9 Set 4, Dyson Perrins Sports College
"Make 216 with even numbers,." 9 Set 4, Dyson Perrins C Of E Sports College
"Pick 5 two digit numbers that multiply together to make 128701440." 7LIN, Farlingaye High School
"Create 5 2 digit numbers which are all multiples of NINE." John Rogers And Joel McEvoySwift, St James CEVA Middle School
"Form five 2digit numbers that have a range of 57 and a sum of 198." Minjoo, REGO
"Make five two diget numbers with the median being 63." Zofija, Vermont
"Find five 2 digit numbers that multiply together to make 45273200." Year 7 Set 2, Liverpool College
"Five 3 digit numbers that are all multiples of 6." Hugo Glover, Filey School North Yorkshire England
"Five two digit numbers that are even multiples of three with the smallest range." Mr. Rexhausen, Thurgood Marshall
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