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Candles on Cakes

Make Numbers with Candles on the Cakes!

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This is level 1: showing the place value of numbers expressed in words. You will be awarded a trophy if you get at least 4 answers correct and you do this activity online.

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Place all of the candles on the cakes to show the number forty two.

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Place all of the candles on the cakes to show the number two hundred and forty three.

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3

Place all of the candles on the cakes to show the number three hundred and thirty two.

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4

Place all of the candles on the cakes to show the number two hundred and three.

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5

Place all of the candles on the cakes to show the number eight hundred and fifty.

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This is Candles on Cakes level 1. You can also try:
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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

"It’s a very basic place value exercise yet a problem solving approach is needed for Level 2 and perhaps a little help from technology for Level 3."

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Level 1 - Showing the place value of numbers expressed in words

Level 2 - Odd, even and multiples

Level 3 - Puzzles

Place Value - The main topic page including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and self-marking exercises.

Happy Birthday - mathematical activities from Transum which all have a bithday connection.

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Curriculum Reference

See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.

Example

Memory Jogger:

An integer is a whole number.

Odd Numbers

An odd number is any integer that cannot be exactly divided by 2.

Examples: 1, 23, 445

Even Numbers

An even number is any integer that can be exactly divided by 2.

Examples: 2, 44, 80

Multiples

A multiple of a number is the product of that number and any integer.

Examples: 3 (3x1), 6 (3x2), 9 (3x3) are multiples of 3.

Square Numbers

A square number is the product of an integer with itself.

Examples: 1 (1x1), 4 (2x2), 9 (3x3)

Cube Numbers

A cube number is the product of an integer with itself twice.

Examples: 1 (1x1x1), 8 (2x2x2), 27 (3x3x3)

Prime Numbers

A prime number is a natural number greater than 1 that has no positive factors other than 1 and itself.

Examples: 2, 3, 5

Palindromic Numbers

A palindromic number is a number that remains the same when its digits are reversed.

Examples: 121, 1221, 12321


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