Without using a calculator evaluate:

 3.9 + 2.3 = 6.2 5 x 2.3 = 11.5 4.8 - 2.8 = 2 4.5 + 3.5 = 8 20.36 - 19.1 = 1.26 351 ÷ 9 = 39

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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• 7C, Aylesbury High School
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• The question 9.87 - 8.5 has been mis typed in the answer section ... it shows 8.87 - 9.5 .

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• Mr B, Devon
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• Is it possible to put the previous day and next day links at the top of the page, sometimes you have to scroll down a long way to find them because of all the comments. This would make navigating the site a lot quicker as not all of the starters are suitable for my classes. Thanks.

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• Eliot - Year 6, Charnwood Primary School - Lichfield
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• Some challenging questions but they could be more difficult by having more decimal places.
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• Not the most exciting Starter of the year but a very important one nevertheless. Regular arithmetic is vital to keep the skills sharp. If you hadn't realised it already every time this page is loaded a new of questions is presented so you can this page on more than one occasion.

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 3.9 + 2.3 = 6.2 5 x 2.3 = 11.5 4.8 - 2.8 = 2 4.5 + 3.5 = 8 20.36 - 19.1 = 1.26 351 ÷ 9 = 39

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