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Memory

There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to choose from. You will find in the left column below some starters on the topic of Memory. In the right column below are links to related online activities, videos and teacher resources.

A lesson starter does not have to be on the same topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is often very useful to revise or explore other concepts by using a starter based on a totally different area of Mathematics.

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Memory Starters:

Analogies: Make more of analogies to help remember mathematical concepts.

Ancient Mysteries: This activity requires students to memorise fifteen numbers in a three by five grid.

Kim's Game 1: This is the Maths version of the traditional memory game. Memorise 10 mathematical facts then recall them as they disappear from view.

Kim's Game 2: This is the Maths version of the traditional memory game. Memorise 10 mathematical facts then recall them as they disappear from view.

Kim's Game 3: This is the Maths version of the traditional memory game. Memorise 10 mathematical facts then recall them as they disappear from view.

Mathterpiece: Memorise a picture made up of geometrical shapes

Memor Sea: Twelve numbers in a seascape need to be memorised in order to answer the five questions.

Number Recall: Can you improve your ability to remember telephone numbers?

Pi Day: March 14th is Pi Day. The third month and the 14th day relates to 3.14 which is pi to three significant figures. How many figures of pi can you memorise?

Shopping List: A quick quiz about five items on a shopping list written 40 years ago.

 

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Featured Activity

Striped Sweets

Striped Sweets

Colour the sweet wrappers so that no two are the same. A multi-level activity designed to encourage a systematic strategy for finding all of the different permutations.

 

Feedback:

Comment recorded on the 19 October 'Starter of the Day' page by E Pollard, Huddersfield:

"I used this with my bottom set in year 9. To engage them I used their name and favorite football team (or pop group) instead of the school name. For homework, I asked each student to find a definition for the key words they had been given (once they had fun trying to guess the answer) and they presented their findings to the rest of the class the following day. They felt really special because the key words came from their own personal information."

Comment recorded on the 1 February 'Starter of the Day' page by M Chant, Chase Lane School Harwich:

"My year five children look forward to their daily challenge and enjoy the problems as much as I do. A great resource - thanks a million."

Comment recorded on the 12 July 'Starter of the Day' page by Miss J Key, Farlingaye High School, Suffolk:

"Thanks very much for this one. We developed it into a whole lesson and I borrowed some hats from the drama department to add to the fun!"

Comment recorded on the 14 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Inger Kisby, Herts and Essex High School:

"Just a quick note to say that we use a lot of your starters. It is lovely to have so many different ideas to start a lesson with. Thank you very much and keep up the good work."

Comment recorded on the 25 June 'Starter of the Day' page by Inger.kisby@herts and essex.herts.sch.uk, :

"We all love your starters. It is so good to have such a collection. We use them for all age groups and abilities. Have particularly enjoyed KIM's game, as we have not used that for Mathematics before. Keep up the good work and thank you very much
Best wishes from Inger Kisby"

Comment recorded on the 2 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Angela Lowry, :

"I think these are great! So useful and handy, the children love them.
Could we have some on angles too please?"

Comment recorded on the 14 September 'Starter of the Day' page by Trish Bailey, Kingstone School:

"This is a great memory aid which could be used for formulae or key facts etc - in any subject area. The PICTURE is such an aid to remembering where each number or group of numbers is - my pupils love it!
Thanks"

Comment recorded on the 3 October 'Starter of the Day' page by S Mirza, Park High School, Colne:

"Very good starters, help pupils settle very well in maths classroom."

Comment recorded on the 9 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Mr Jones, Wales:

"I think that having a starter of the day helps improve maths in general. My pupils say they love them!!!"

Comment recorded on the 19 November 'Starter of the Day' page by Lesley Sewell, Ysgol Aberconwy, Wales:

"A Maths colleague introduced me to your web site and I love to use it. The questions are so varied I can use them with all of my classes, I even let year 13 have a go at some of them. I like being able to access the whole month so I can use favourites with classes I see at different times of the week. Thanks."

Notes:

If pupils have immediate, effortless recall of mathematical facts their brain's working memory is better able to solve more complex problems. A pupil can exercise their memory in order that it can improve and this topic provides activities to do just that.

Pupils need to memorise their multiplication tables and other number facts as well as geometrical theorems and algebraic techniques. They need to remember the correct names for shapes, operations and processes and they need to know how to apply this knowledge to solving problems.

The memory activities provided are generally great fun if presented in the right way and provide variety to the other activities of the typical mathematics lesson.

Memory Activities:

Algebra Pairs: The classic Pelmanism or pairs game requiring you to match equivalent expressions.

Circle Pairs: Find the matching pairs of circle diagrams and circle properties in this interactive online game.

Formulae Pairs: Find the matching pairs of diagrams and formulae for basic geometrical shapes.

Formulae to Remember: The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test recognition for formulae required to be memorised for GCSE exams.

Indices Pairs: The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of indices.

Kim's Quiz: The traditional memory game played with mathematical statements.

Mathterpieces: Memorise eight pictures made up of geometrical shapes then sort them into order.

Pairs 240: Find the pairs of numbers that multiply together to give a product of 240

Pairs Eleven: Find pairs of playing cards of the same suit which add up to eleven.

Pairs Twenty One: Find the pairs of numbers that add up to 21.

Rotational Symmetry Pairs: The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of rotational symmetry.

Screen Test: Memorise the mathematical facts in the video then answer the ten quiz questions.

Times Tables: A collection of activities to help you learn your times tables in only 5 days.

Venn Diagram Pairs: The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of Venn diagrams.

Memory Videos:

Maths Fact Fluency: A four-step process for taking pupils on the path from acquisition to automaticity

Memorise the Multiplication Table: A quick overview of methods for learning all one hundred multiplication facts from 1x1 to 10x10.

Memory Worksheets/Printables:

Memorable Measures Notes: These are the printable cards to go with the activity called Memorable Measures.

Memory External Links:

Links to other websites containing resources for Memory are provided for those logged into 'Transum Mathematics'. Subscribing also opens up the opportunity for you to add your own links to this panel. You can sign up using one of the buttons below:

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Round the numbers to the nearest whole number or the given power of ten. So far this activity has been accessed 5872 times and 4195 people have earned a Transum Trophy for completing it.

 

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