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.
Eight is the square root of sixty four
There are ninety degrees in a right angle
pi is roughly 3.142
One add one is not eleven
Half of a third is a sixth
A square is a special rectangle
Negative three is less than negative two
Half a metre is 50cm
Feeling hungry? Seven ate nine!
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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