# Second Holiday

## A Maths Starter of The Day

"Did you enjoy your holiday?" asked Mrs Clark. "Yes", replied Mrs Rodriguez,
"all 866,463 seconds of it."

 A day trip to Blackpool Three days in London A week in Pwllheli 10 days touring Scotland Two weeks in Florida A month in Thailand

Which holiday do you think Mrs Rodriguez enjoyed?

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Estimating | Time

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• Hmmm... I might avoid using this with my classes. It's a good excercise in estimating time and performing tricky calculations but how do you think the kids would react when I stand up and say "Phuket" in the middle of the classroom? [Transum: Phuket has now been changed to Thailand but for the record 'Phuket' is pronounced pu-ket.]
• Kathryn, Leah and Anna, Balallan School
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• We did the starter and did some very complicated sums. Then in the end we guessed randomly...WE GOT IT RIGHT!! Even though there was only three off us.
• Claire, Newcastle
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• 87324 / 60 (to convert to minutes) = 1455.4
1455.5 / 60 to convert to hours = 24.25
24.25 / 24 to convert to days = 1.
• Lee, Teacher, Australia
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• Ummm Phuket is not "Thailand" but a town in Thailand. Nothing wrong with saying it in the correct way!
• Tiana L, Coorara Primary School
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• Our class did this starter, and it was really fun and challenging. Eventually we got the answer that Mrs Hernandez had a day trip in Blackpool.

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