Square Sequence

In the back of your exercise book continue the following sequence of numbers as far as you can in four minutes.







It is your calculator's day off!




Topics: Starter | Number

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  • Pupils should be as familiar with the sequence of square numbers as they were with the counting numbers when they were younger. Square numbers will crop up countless times in many different areas of Mathematics and the pupils will benefit if they recognise them quickly. This non-calculator Starter is very easy for the teacher to organise and for the pupils to understand. It differentiates by outcome, and gives the teacher a few minutes to get the rest of the lesson ready.

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Laptops In Lessons

Teacher, do your students have access to computers?
Do they have iPads or Laptops in Lessons?

Whether your students each have a TabletPC, a Surface or a Mac, this activity lends itself to eLearning (Engaged Learning).

Laptops In Lessons

Here a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments.


Here is the URL which will take them to another activity involving square numbers.


Student Activity


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