# Mental Maths Test

## Slow

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[Teacher Note: The PowerPoint file can be saved on your computer. You could modify the questions to suit your class.]

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Mixed

• Juliet Flynn, Lincoln
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• Excellent used with year 7. Stretched the more able. Thank you
• Ole Jorgensen Year 6, Beckley Primary
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• I loved this activity. I love this site so much I did this at home!
• Al Green, Wiveliscombe, Somerset.
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• Tried it as a starter for year 9, bottom set. When they struggled (and at the suggestion of the TA), we spent the whole lesson doing the first 10 questions in pairs on individual white boards and sharing pupils' methods and successes. Not my planned lesson, but they all worked really well for the whole hour (and then through another hour of decimals after lunch!).
• Sue Sunn, London Academy
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• Should the answer to Q2 be 42 miles instead of 21 miles?
• Paul, Wales
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• Excellent resource. Would love to find more like this.

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• Easingwold,
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• I don't understand how you are supposed to do these without a calculator. These were tricky. No one in year nine set 8 could do it.
• Lucy Lesniak, Desborough College
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• Loved this variety. I tried to change it, but didn't know how to it. It just returned to the default. Also, would be good to have the answers!

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## Answers

Click Here for the PowerPoint version

 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).

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

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Pupils could each be given a copy of the PowerPoint from this page and asked to edit it to produce a slightly different test for the rest of the class. They will need to edit the answer page too!

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## Question Editor

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