In the back of your exercise books write down the answers to the calculations above. Do not use a calculator.

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• Today's Starter, unlike yesterday's, is a relatively quick activity that shouldn't take up too much of your main lesson activity time. The content is not intriguing, exciting or unusual but it is so important that basic numeracy is practised regularly. Most pupils should be able to work out the answers in their heads by carrying out a division algorithm. In some ways it is easier than addition or multiplication because the answer will be found from the most significant digit first, the same order that they will 'say' the number. Is everyone clear that the word quotient is the mathematical word for the result of a division? If you liked the joke and want more they are waiting for you on our Jokes Page.

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