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## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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Topics: Starter | Functions | Mental Methods

• Red Table (Callum,Callum Nico Tremayne Shaun), Cheadle Primary School
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• It was very challenging and very very fun. It was easier because it was a team effort.
• Sharon Wray, Geneva
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• A brilliant starter. We use this at least once a week and the children love it. Year 6 class Geneva. Thank you!

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## Teacher controls

Though most teachers would have the static version of this Starter projected onto their whiteboard while the pupils are gathering to start the lesson, it can be used in a dynamic way too. Use the buttons below to add pace.

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 Teacher, do your students have access to computers?Do they have iPads or Laptops in Lessons? Whether your students each have a TabletPC, a Surface or a Mac, this activity lends itself to eLearning (Engaged Learning).

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The Starter for March 2nd was originally a version of Countdown.

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