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Beat The Clock

It's a race against the clock to answer 30 questions.

What are you waiting for? Quickly answer the questions below. This is level 10: All four operations, three terms, harder. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 25 answers correct and you do this activity online at .

10 + 18 + 30

Correct Wrong

24 + 26 + 28

Correct Wrong

13 + 19 + 28

Correct Wrong

24 + 24 + 29

Correct Wrong

12 + 10 + 17

Correct Wrong

54 ÷ 6 + 14

Correct Wrong

5 × 12 + 29

Correct Wrong

7 × 10 + 12

Correct Wrong

14 + 20 + 23

Correct Wrong

35 ÷ 5 + 11

Correct Wrong

55 ÷ 5 + 12

Correct Wrong

132 ÷ 12 + 13

Correct Wrong

120 ÷ 10 + 12

Correct Wrong

12 + 30 + 27

Correct Wrong

8 × 6 + 24

Correct Wrong

18 + 25 + 14

Correct Wrong

18 + 26 + 29

Correct Wrong

58 - 20 + 22

Correct Wrong

84 - 14 + 13

Correct Wrong

108 ÷ 12 + 14

Correct Wrong

10 × 5 + 40

Correct Wrong

7 × 12 + 40

Correct Wrong

71 - 28 + 16

Correct Wrong

9 × 10 + 45

Correct Wrong

108 ÷ 12 + 19

Correct Wrong

30 + 14 + 26

Correct Wrong

132 ÷ 12 + 16

Correct Wrong

90 - 11 + 25

Correct Wrong

14 + 19 + 30

Correct Wrong

77 - 24 + 23

Correct Wrong

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This is Beat The Clock level 10. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8 Level 9


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.

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"I think these are great! So useful and handy, the children love them.
Could we have some on angles too please?"

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"If you are not up to answering the questions quickly enough you could start by just doing the left column. If you can manage that progress to the left two columns until you build up enough speed to try all of the columns. Each time you start the clock the questions change so you do not need to worry about repeating yourself! Enjoy."

Andy Parkin, via Twitter

Friday, February 20, 2015

"How can I embed the code for Beat The Clock into my Wordpress blog?
Would like to make your games a feature, but better than a link."


Saturday, February 21, 2015

"Thanks for your question Andy. It can be done by using an inline frame. Here is the code you will need:
<iframe id="I1" name="I1" src="" style="width: 963px; height: 970px">
It needs copying and pasting as text (not visual)."

Clint Lees,

Friday, May 14, 2021


Sunday, February 4, 2024

"Can you please add level 10 and 11, I have finished 9 so many times and I love this game but it is getting boring doing only level 9 all the time, I love challenges so can you please add a level 10 and 11.

[Transum: Well Asmi, if Level 9 is too easy for you I have now added a Level 10. Let's see if you can complete Level 10 before I start thinking about a Level 11. Keep up the good work.]"

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Description of Levels



Level 1 - Addition of single digit numbers

Level 2 - Subtraction of numbers less than 20

Level 3 - Addition and subtraction of numbers less than 30

Level 4 - Multiplication facts up to twelve times twelve

Level 5 - Division facts in tables up to twelve.

Level 6 - Mixed Multiplication and Division

Level 7 - All four operations, two terms

Level 8 - All four operations, two terms, harder

Level 9 - All four operations, three terms

Level 10 - All four operations, three terms, harder

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