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Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Investigations | Problem Solving

  • Glenroy Placide, Primrose Hill Camden School UK
  • Friday, December 08, 2006
  • "Haven't used it as yet but intend to soon. Looks interesting and would motivate pupils to engage and enjoy maths."
  • Mrs Watson, Marsden Primary
  • Monday, April 04, 2011
  • "Used this as my starter today. It was challenging but two pupils found a solution with a total of 13.
    7
    2 6 5
    4 1 8
    3."
  • 7ab/M3 Maths Class, King Alfred's College
  • Thursday, April 07, 2011
  • "Rebecca was first to find this one:
    7
    284
    536
    1."
  • 9 S 5, Kettlethorpe High School
  • Friday, April 08, 2011
  • "Wasim found a 12 total
    4
    7 3 2
    1 6 5
    8."
  • Mr Lynch, Hackbridge Primary
  • Saturday, July 09, 2011
  • "Used in my top set year 4 class this week, many gave up but I was delighted with Tia who stuck at it and found a solution, a real mathematician."
  • Mr Chamberlain, St Peter And St Pauls Primary School - Syston
  • Monday, April 30, 2012
  • "We found a total of 15 too!
    Great starter, caused lots of useful discussion!
    3
    528
    645
    7."
  • John Wilson, Clydeview Academy
  • Monday, May 21, 2012
  • "Mr Chamberlain. Check your answer!"
  • Mr.Peers, Kelbrook Primary School
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012
  • "We found two solutions
    2
    715
    463
    8
    total of 13
    7
    185
    437
    2
    total of 14
    my year 3/4 class enjoy these challenges."

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Laptops In Lessons

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

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

Laptops In Lessons

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

Transum.org/go/?Start=April8

Here is the URL which will take them to an interactive, self checking version of this activity with five levels of difficulty. Transum Trophies are available for each level.

Transum.org/go/?to=Spinsum

 

 




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