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Transum.orgThis web site contains over a thousand free mathematical activities for teachers and pupils. Click here to go to the main page which links to all of the resources available. Please contact me if you have any suggestions or questions. 
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Mathematicians are not the people who find Maths easy; they are the people who enjoy how mystifying, puzzling and hard it is. Are you a mathematician? Comment recorded on the 18 September 'Starter of the Day' page by Mrs. Peacock, Downe House School and Kennet School: "My year 8's absolutely loved the "Separated Twins" starter. I set it as an optional piece of work for my year 11's over a weekend and one girl came up with 3 independant solutions." Comment recorded on the 1 February 'Starter of the Day' page by Terry Shaw, Beaulieu Convent School: "Really good site. Lots of good ideas for starters. Use it most of the time in KS3." 
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Numeracy"Numeracy is a proficiency which is developed mainly in Mathematics but also in other subjects. It is more than an ability to do basic arithmetic. It involves developing confidence and competence with numbers and measures. It requires understanding of the number system, a repertoire of mathematical techniques, and an inclination and ability to solve quantitative or spatial problems in a range of contexts. Numeracy also demands understanding of the ways in which data are gathered by counting and measuring, and presented in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables." Secondary National Strategy, Mathematics at key stage 3 

Go MathsLearning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths main page links to more activities designed for students in upper Secondary/High school.  
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Mr Kemp's Mathemagicians, Monkseaton High School
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
"Arrange the cards to make five two digit numbers to make a total of 270"
Lucy Green, Broadfields
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
"Find 5 even 2digit multiples of 9."
Miss Reeve, Swansea
Monday, December 3, 2007
"Find 5 2 digit numbers divisible by 9 ie
18/81
27/72
36/63
45/54
90"
Mrs Simpson and 2D1, Torry Academy, Aberdeen
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
"2D1 challenge you to arrange the cards on the white rectangles to create 5 two digit numbers which have the smallest possible median."
Zachary Taylor, George Abbot School
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
"Arrange the 2 digit numbers in the rectangles so that the sum of the 5 numbers is 270"
Hasland Hall 8X2 (CW), Hasland Hall Community School
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
"5 two digit numbers which have a mean of 72 and median of 72"
Christopher, ClactononSea
Monday, February 25, 2008
"We challenge you to make the mean of 36 by using 5 two digit numbers"
Johndr De Kock, Qld
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
"Multiples of nine"
Matt, Australia
Thursday, April 17, 2008
"Arrange the cards to make five two digit numbers to have a total of 297"
Aby, London
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
"Arrange the cards on the white rectangles to create five 2 digit numbers that has total of 282."
BISNY Year 7, New York
Monday, December 1, 2008
"To include 3 square numbers and all five numbers to have a median of 40, a range of 72 and a mean of 214.2"
7 X FACTOR... , Seaford College
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
"Work this out!! You have to use four square numbers and the fifth number has to be even. They have to add up to 261. Good Luck!!!"
James, The Atkinson School
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
"Arrange the numbers into 5 two digit numbers with an average of 54."
Abbie Vickers, Notley High School
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
"Find five 2 digit numbers that are all a multiple of 6 and have a range of 72"
Dennis Gardener, New College Telford
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
"Arrange to make 5 twodigit cards that are all multiples of 9 with a range of 72."
Nicky, England
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
"Make five 2 digit numbers that have a mean of 30."
Year 9 set 1 Maths, Retford Oaks High School
Friday, December 5, 2008
"What 5, 2 digit even numbers, when multiplied together, equal 205,747,200"
Year 11 CLI Maths group, Broadwater School
Friday, December 5, 2008
"Find five 2 digit numbers which are multiples of 9."
R. Smith, Dylan Thomas School
Friday, February 13, 2009
"Arrange the cards to give four even numbers which have a mean that is two bigger than their median."
Onene, Leeds
Sunday, November 29, 2009
"Make 2 digit numbers that are all multiples of 6."
9 Set 4, Dyson Perrins Sports College
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
"Get the highest possible total, and then the lowest possible total. and what do you notice about these totals?"
9 Set 4, Dyson Perrins C Of E Sports College
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
"Make 216 with even numbers,."
7LIN, Farlingaye High School
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
"Pick 5 two digit numbers that multiply together to make 128701440."
John Rogers And Joel McEvoySwift, St James CEVA Middle School
Friday, December 4, 2009
"Create 5 2 digit numbers which are all multiples of NINE."
Minjoo, REGO
Monday, December 14, 2009
"Form five 2digit numbers that have a range of 57 and a sum of 198."
Zofija, Vermont
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
"Make five two diget numbers with the median being 63."
Year 7 Set 2, Liverpool College
Thursday, December 2, 2010
"Find five 2 digit numbers that multiply together to make 45273200."
Hugo Glover, Filey School North Yorkshire England
Friday, December 2, 2011
"Five 3 digit numbers that are all multiples of 6."
Mr. Rexhausen, Thurgood Marshall
Friday, January 27, 2012
"Five two digit numbers that are even multiples of three with the smallest range."
Maple Class, Twitter
Tuesday, April 19, 2016