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The letters of mathematical words have been mixed up. Can you recognise them?

Here are some mathematical words with their letters mixed up. Can you figure out what they might be?


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Can you find all twelve words from their anagrams? Being good at Maths requires you to know and be able to spell words which are used in very precise ways in mathematics. Type your answers into the spaces below the anagrams. Click the "Check" button to see if your answers are correct. Click "New Words" to start again with a new set of twelve words.

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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file.

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"Being good at Maths requires you to know and be able to spell words which are used in very precise ways in mathematics. Do you agree with that statement?"

Friday, July 8, 2011


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