For higher-attaining pupils:
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Here are some related resources in alphabetical order. Some may only be appropriate for high-attaining learners while others will be useful for those in need of support. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.
Click on a topic below for suggested lesson Starters, resources and activities from Transum.
Here are some suggestions for whole-class, projectable resources which can be used at the beginnings of each lesson in this block.
Find the number of faces, edges and vertices on some familiar objects.
Determine whether the given nets would fold to produce a dice.
Turn mathematical words into designs which will help you remember the meanings of the words.
An activity involving a broken calculator which is missing the four button. Can you evaluate the given expressions without using the four?
How many triangles are hidden in the pattern? What strategy might you use to count them all to ensure you don't miss any out?
The classic game of Nim played with a group of pens and pencils. The game can be extended to the multi-pile version.
Do as many of the calculations as possible before the maggots infest!
Arrange the digits from 1 to 9 in alphabetical order. How many times can this number be halved?
Find words which cost 100p if A costs 1p, B costs 2p etc
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.