Three wise guys (Balth, Melch and Gaz) each bought you a gift. The total cost of the gifts was £40. Find as many sets of gifts as possible which add up to £40
Teacher: Collect together students' findings by clicking on the numbers above.
They don't add up to 40
This activity is suitable for students of mathematics all around the world. Use the button below to change the currency symbol used to make it more relevant to your students. You may wish to choose an unfamiliar currency to extend your students' experience.
Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Mental Methods | Xmas
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Our BGE learners tried this task today from Transum Christmaths activities, taking on the role of the 3 wisemen bringing gifts . S1 and S3 stole the show with the combinations they came up with.Well done ,great work.pic.twitter.com/qHVQ9TuITW— All Saints Maths Dep (@allsaints_maths) December 16, 2021
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