Six of the Best

5 x 40 =

5 x 7.7 =

5 ÷ 2 =

7.6 + 3.7 =

6 - 3 =

9.16 - 4.144 =

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day


Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Mixed

  • Mrs Walker, St.James' Primary
  • I used this for my maths class yesterday and came out with top results, so thanks Transum!

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Laptops In Lessons

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Laptops In Lessons

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Here is the URL which will take them to an interactive Number Skills Inventory.

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