... an even number with an odd number of letters? 
... a square number with a prime number of letters? 
... a cube number with a triangular number of letters? 
... an odd number with an even number of letters? 
... a prime number with a square number of letters? 
... a triangular number with a cube number of letters? 
Extension: Which numbers have the same number of letters as their value? 
How did you use this starter? Can you suggest
how teachers could present or develop this resource? Do you have any comments? It is always useful to receive
feedback and helps make this free resource even more useful for Maths teachers anywhere in the world.
Click here to enter your comments.
Previous Day  This starter is for 14 April  Next Day
... an even number with an odd number of letters? 2 
... a square number with a prime number of letters? 1 
... a cube number with a triangular number of letters? 1 
... an odd number with an even number of letters? 5 
... a prime number with a square number of letters? 5 
... a triangular number with a cube number of letters? 66 
Your access to the majority of the Transum resources continues to be free but you can help support the continued growth of the website by doing your Amazon shopping using the links on this page. Below is an Amazon link. As an Amazon Associate I earn a small amount from qualifying purchases which helps pay for the upkeep of this website.
Educational Technology on Amazon
Teacher, do your students have access to computers such as tablets, iPads or Laptops? This page was really designed for projection on a whiteboard but if you really want the students to have access to it here is a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments: Transum.org/go/?Start=April14 However it would be better to assign one of the student interactive activities below. 

Here is the URL which will take them to the extension activity.
In the game Scrabble, which number when played as a word is the same as its score?
Here is a list of the points available for the letter tiles:
(1 point)A, E, l, O, U, L, N, S, T, R
(2 points)D, G
(3 points)B, C, M, P
(4 points)F, H, V, W, Y
(5 points)K
(8 points)J, X
(10 points)Q, Z