You will see ten statements. One by one they will disappear. Your challenge is to type out the statements as they go. You will only score a point if you are word perfect. Click 'Start' to begin.
A million is a thousand thousands
One kilogram is about 2.2 pounds
One half of nineteen is 9.5
5 minus 7 equals -2
56 is a multiple of 7
A heptagon has seven sides
23 is a prime number
Eleven squared is 121
The difference between 9 and 13 is 4
A regular pentagon has five equal sides
The whole class version of this activity is called Kim's Game
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Learning 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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