## A Maths Starter Of The Day

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 7 x 50 100 x 10 40 x 8000 7 x 0.3 0.4 x 0.9 0.6 x 0.08 27 ÷ 30 6 ÷ 0.6 36 ÷ 0.06

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Topics: Starter | Mental Methods | Place Value

• Sue J, Llanidloes
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• Excellent I use these regularly
• Mr Clarkson, Newbury High School
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• Yes these are very effective. Gets my lot thinking. However it would of been better if there was a timer. But I just time my lot myself. [A countdown timer has now been added, thanks for the suggestion - Transum]
• Isagon, Martham Norfolk
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• I find starter of the day is very good and this one was quiet easy.
• JJ, Sussex
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• Too easy could do with some harder calculations.

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 7 x 50 =350 100 x 10 =1000 40 x 8000 =320000 7 x 0.3 =2.1 0.4 x 0.9 =0.36 0.6 x 0.08 =0.048 27 ÷ 30 =0.9 6 ÷ 0.6 =10 36 ÷ 0.06 =600

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