Use the keys on this broken calculator to make the totals from one to ten. Five has already been done as an example.

 1 = 2 = 3 = 4 = 5 = 6 = 7 = 8 = 9 = 10 =

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## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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• David Payne, St Anne's Catholic School, Southampton
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• Thanks for some great resources which stimulate lots of ideas.
Could you produce a calculator activity that includes the use of brackets, powers, squaring etc to encourage students to make use of functions on a scientific calculator?
• Mr Bedford's Year 8 Maths Class, Marshfields School, Peterborough
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• We have done a number of these and we find them hard but fun.
• Lukas Kiss, Kettlethorpe High School, Wakefield
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• We used 5--4 to get 9, and then loads of others based on the same idea.
• Mr Parsons, Chalfont Community College
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• A popular maths starter for my year 8 classes.
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