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Letter Sums

Add up the values of the letters in these mathematical words.

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If A=1, B=2, C=3 etc, can you work out what the sums of the letters in the following words are?

CUBE

Correct Wrong

SIGN

Correct Wrong

HOUR

Correct Wrong

SOLVE

Correct Wrong

ANGLE

Correct Wrong

TABLE

Correct Wrong

METHOD

Correct Wrong

DOUBLE

Correct Wrong

DISPLAY

Correct Wrong

CAPACITY

Correct Wrong

ADDITION

Correct Wrong

MATHEMATICS

Correct Wrong

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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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If you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows:

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

"This simple quiz is designed to go with one of the letter-value lesson Starters called Half A Pound, Justundera Quid and Firewords. It can be used before the Starter challenge has been given or as a stand-alone exercise in mental arithmetic or written methods."

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