Top Transfer

100

FINISH

× 0.4

× 1.6

× 0.4

× 1.4

× 1.5

× 1

× 0.8

× 0.3

× 0.9

× 0.1

× 3

× 1.5

× 0.1

× 1.4

× 4

× 0.6

Beginning at the "Start" with 100 on your calculator. What is the largest and smallest total you can end up with at the "Finish" . You can only travel in the direction of the arrows.

Teacher: Click the operation buttons to show possible routes.

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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• Cathryn Aldridge, Pells Primary
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• I use Starter of the Day as a registration and warm-up activity for my Year 6 class. The range of questioning provided is excellent as are some of the images.
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• Sarah Bibi, Leytonstone
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• I use this starter for my Year 5 class. It is quite hard at first but, once they get the hang of it, it becomes really easy and it really warms them up ready to start the day.
• Mrs Mcfee, Bargeddie
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• This looks difficult but most of my class finished it.
• The Best Class Ever (7c/M1), Kingalfred's College Oxon
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• My class now look forward every lesson to the next "challenge". They are really motivated to be the first to find solutions. This one was really good as all abilities were able to find a solution. Many found 750 and 20.8.

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