The 31st August is two thirds of the way through the year. Where else might the fraction two thirds be found?

Make a poster showing a variety of calculations that give the answer two thirds. Include multiplication, division, addition and subtraction calculations.

You could also use algebra, square roots, ratio
and any other mathematics you know.

Find x if 6x − 2 = 2

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Fractions

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  • Doesn't time fly? Two thirds of the way through the year already! This is a good starter for making a quick assessment of your students. It is differentiated by outcome and allows students to use their creativity, initiative and imagination to showcase the mathematical skills they have developed. Please send photographs of any good posters produced as a result of this starter.

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Laptops In Lessons

Teacher, do your students have access to computers such as tablets, iPads or Laptops?  This page was really designed for projection on a whiteboard but if you really want the students to have access to it here is a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments:

However it would be better to assign one of the student interactive activities below.

Laptops In Lessons

Here is the URL which will take them to a fractions activity.

Student Activity



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