Do as many of the calculations as possible before the maggots infest!
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Here is an optional printable 'worksheet' for pupils to write on for this activity. It is not necessary but helps provide focus for some children. Pupils should be encouraged to do any required written working in their exercise book or on another sheet of paper.
Note to teacher: Doing this activity once with a class helps students develop strategies. It is only when they do this activity a second time that they will have the opportunity to practise those strategies. That is when the learning is consolidated.
Teacher, do your students have
access to computers?
Here a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments.
Here is the URL which will take them to Beat The Clock, a similar student activity.
Teacher: You can change the Fear Factoring questions to meet your class' needs here.