Write the following numbers as words:

7979
18039
5237873
1370129

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Teacher! Did you know that 19th Sepetember is International Talk Like A Pirate Day?

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Topics: Starter | Number | Place Value

• 8th Grade Class, Waverly Jr High
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• You should not use and in writing numbers. And stands for the decimal point.
• H Stockwell, Freebrough Specialist Engineering College
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• As a GCSE examiner I can assure you "and" does not stand for decimal point, "point" stands for decimal point.
• The Best Maths Class Ever 8cd/m2, King Alfreds Wantage
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• We found this starter very very easy, but it was also very fun. Its a good start for the leason ahead,most of us got all four right.
• Andrew, Vietnam
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• Please never use 'and' for the decimal point. It's not true!!!!!
You say three point 6 seconds. (3.6s) not three 'and' 6 seconds. That doesn't even make sense!!!!!
• AW, Worldly Knowledge
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• Definitely say point for point, not and. Please.
• Transum,
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• There was a similar discussion about the word 'and' on the 7th October Starter. It does remind us that there are different ways of writing mathematics around the world.
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• When I teach, I use the word "and" to denote the decimal. But I would SAY the word as 3 and 6 tenths. I only do this when teaching students about decimals and place value. It's important that they know what it means. Then we can go to 3 point 6.

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If you would like to continue with the pirate theme but change from Number to Shape (transformations) try this Starter that challenges pupils to draw reflections of faces on a coordinate grid.

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 "Shiver My Timbers, shiver My Soul Yo Ho He Ho There are men whos hearts as black as coal And they sailed there ship across the ocean blue A Blood thirsty captain and a cut throat crew. Its a darker tale as was ever told Of a lust for treasure and a love of gold... Shiver My Timbers, Shiver my sides Yo ho he ho" If you chose the pirate theme for this Starter you will have hearda short excerpt from the Muppet Treasure Island overture.

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