There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to choose from. You will find below some starters on the topic of Creativity. A lesson starter does not have to be on the same topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is often very useful to revise or explore other concepts by using a starter based on a totally different area of Mathematics.

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Creativity Starters:

Secret Symbol

Place a symbol between the four and the five to get a number greater than four and less than five.

Shunting Problem

Allow two trains to pass by using the limited amount of siding space.

Square Christmas Tree

Draw a picture of a Christmas tree using only square numbers.

Sum Story

Make up real life stories for the given calculations.

The story of ...

Be creative and come up with as many facts about a number as you can think of.


How can you put the dice into the tins so that there is an odd number of dice in each tin?


Turn mathematical words into designs which will help you remember the meanings of the words.



Geometry Toolbox

Geometry Toolbox

Create your own dynamic geometrical diagrams using this truly amazing tool from GeoGebra.

Green Fingers

Green Fingers

Choose the amount of liquid from each bottle needed to make the watermelon grow as big as possible.

Maths Poems

Maths Poems

A collection of mathematical poems to teach concepts and set puzzles.

Online Logo

Online Logo

An online version of the Logo programming language with 30 mathematical challenges.

Pin Board

Pin Board

Rows and columns of dots that can be joined using straight lines to create shapes.


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