# Testing conjectures

### Term 1 starting in week 5 :: Estimated time: 2 weeks

• Factors, Multiples and Primes (review)
• True or False?
• Always, Sometimes, Never true
• Show that
• Expand a pair of binomials
• Conjectures with algebra
• Explore the 100 grid

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## Lesson Starters

Here are some suggestions for whole-class, projectable resources which can be used at the beginnings of each lesson in this block.

### 1st Lesson #### Halloween

Five problems with a Halloween theme.

### 2nd Lesson #### Four Factors

Find four single digit numbers that multiply together to give 120. How many different ways are there of answering this question?

### 3rd Lesson #### Summer Holidays

How many children and how many donkeys are on the beach? You can work it out from the number of heads and the number of feet!

### 4th Lesson Five numbers are added together in pairs and the sums shown. What might the five numbers be?

### 5th Lesson #### Four Make 999

Find four numbers from those given that add up to 999. How many different sets of four numbers can be found?

### 6th Lesson #### Half a Pound

If A costs 1p, B costs 2p, etc can you find a word which costs exactly 50p?

Some of the Starters above are to reinforce concepts learnt, others are to introduce new ideas while others are on unrelated topics designed for retrieval practice or and opportunity to develop problem-solving skills.

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