## Use your mental arithmetic skills to add up the values of the letters in these mathematical words.

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If A=1, B=2, C=3 etc, can you work out the following without using a calculator?

 Find the sum of the values of the letters in:DICE Find the sum of the values of the letters in:PLAN Find the sum of the values of the letters in:MASS Find the sum of the values of the letters in:CUBED Find the sum of the values of the letters in:LITRE Find the sum of the values of the letters in:EQUALS What is the sum of the letters with odd values in the word:ORIGIN What is the sum of the letters with even values in the word:DIVISION What is the difference between the largest and the smallest valued letters in the word:EQUIVALENT What is sum of the four largest valued letters in the word:HEPTAGON What is the average (mean) value of the letters in the word:PLUS What is the sum of the letters with prime number values in the word:HYPOTENUSE
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## Go Maths

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## Teachers

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

"This simple quiz is designed to go with one of the letter-value lesson Starters called Half A Pound, Justundera Quid and Firewords. It can be used before the Starter challenge has been given or as a stand-alone exercise in mental arithmetic or written methods."

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