A Maths Starter of The Day

 

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Four Gone

 

 


Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Calculator | Mixed | Problem Solving

  • Mrs Clark , Mayfield School, Dagenham
  • Monday, June 02, 2008
  • "The answer to Q6 is incorrect as it contains a 4. It would be better to do 0.28 x 11.72."
  • 9F, St Cecilia's, Lancashire
  • Tuesday, June 03, 2008
  • "The answer to the penultimate question is incorrect as it used a 4."
  • Susan Wilkinson, Blurton high school
  • Tuesday, June 03, 2008
  • "Your answer to Q 6 still has a 4 in it!"
  • Transum,
  • Tuesday, June 03, 2008
  • "Thanks everyone for pointing out the mistake. It has now been corrected."
  • Lucianna Tebbs, Great Missenden C Of E School
  • Thursday, September 24, 2009
  • "Its really fun the first one was easy though."

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Answers

There are many different ways of performing the calculations with this broken calculator. Here are some examples.

1. 59994 + 8003 = 59995 + 8002

2. 559 - 254 = 558 - 253

3. 255 x 34 = 255 x 33 + 255

4. 25% of 540 = 50% of 270 = 270 / 2

5. 1/7  +  1/4 = 1 รท 7 + 0.25

6. 0.14 x 23.44 = 0.28 x 11.72

7. 2444 = 122 x 122 x 122 x 122 x 16

 


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=June2

Here is the URL which will take
them to "Six Discrimination", a similar activity.

Transum.org/go/?to=six