In the back of your exercise book, on a whole page, draw a large number eleven. Around your drawing write down as many facts as you can think of about the number eleven.
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This is an opportunity for students to be creative. After the obvious facts, which properties of the number eleven do the students know?
The following information is from Richard Phillips
The following information is from Wikipedia
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