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## New Activity

The latest activity to be updated on this site is called "Flowchart Bills" (Calculate bill totals by following the instructions given in the form of a flow chart.).

So far this activity has been accessed 12731 times and 989 people have earned a Transum Trophy for completing it.

Learning how to calculate bill totals using a flowchart is an important topic for pupils to learn in maths for several reasons. Firstly, it helps develop problem-solving skills by breaking down complex calculations into smaller, more manageable steps. This trains pupils to think logically and analytically, which are key skills not only in maths but also in many other areas of life.

Secondly, understanding how to use a flowchart to calculate bill totals teaches pupils the importance of following a sequence of steps to arrive at the correct solution. This reinforces the concept of order of operations and highlights the significance of accuracy and attention to detail in mathematical calculations.

Moreover, mastering this topic can also help pupils in practical, real-world situations such as budgeting, managing expenses, and understanding financial transactions. This practical application of maths concepts helps pupils see the relevance and utility of what they are learning in the classroom.

In conclusion, learning how to calculate bill totals using a flowchart is essential for pupils as it not only enhances their mathematical abilities but also equips them with valuable problem-solving and critical thinking skills that are crucial for their academic and personal development."

#### Roman Numerals Jigsaw

This is a wonderful activity for someone who does not know Roman numerals. By completing the activity an understanding of the symbols develops and a great sense of achievement is enjoyed.

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