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.
Develop a quick way of mentally multiplying any number by 1001.
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Make the numbers 1 to 10 using only the keys on the broken calculator.
Add up all the multiples of nine in an elegant way.
For each pair of numbers subtract the sum from the product then divide the result by 20 without a calculator.
An activity involving a calculator which is missing the six button. Can you evaluate the given expressions without using the six?
Make exactly four litres given a seven litre jug and a five litre jug.
A challenge to find the number which when written as a word has all the letters in alphabetical order.
A challenge to learn an unfamiliar times table involving decimals.
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.