Do the four calculations in the thought clouds then add your answers together.

435 young people are going on a day trip. Each bus will take up to 32 people. How many buses are needed?

Today Sassy spent £27 and yesterday she spent £58.
What is the difference between 27 and 58?

26 dancers raise £35 each at a sponsored dance. How much money was raised all together?

If Sissy weighs 93 pounds,
Sassy weighs 106 pounds and Elvis weighs 107 pounds; What is their combined weight?

Sissy Elvis Sassy


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  • Susan Jens,
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  • This was was a very good starter.
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  • Good starters. Would like to have the answers too, so we know we are on the right track.

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  • We loved this. We had to read the questions carefully because each one was different. Great starter for a Monday morning maths lesson.

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Fibonacci Day

November 23 is celebrated as Fibonacci day because when the date is written in the mm/dd format (11/23), the digits in the date form a Fibonacci sequence: 1,1,2,3.

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