Divide each of these numbers by eleven in your head.
Convert each of your answers to a letter and make a word (A=1, B=2 etc).
Also add up all of your answers and multiply the sum by eleven in your head.
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26 
Topics: Starter  Arithmetic  Mental Methods
How did you use this starter? Can you suggest
how teachers could present or develop this resource? Do you have any comments? It is always useful to receive
feedback and helps make this free resource even more useful for Maths teachers anywhere in the world.
Click here to enter your comments.
If you don't have the time to provide feedback we'd really appreciate it if you could give this page a score! We are constantly improving and adding to these starters so it would be really helpful to know which ones are most useful. Simply click on a button below:
This starter has scored a mean of 3.0 out of 5 based on 486 votes.
Previous Day  This starter is for 11 November  Next Day
MULTIPLY
1408
Notes for the teacher:
1. You can drag the numbers in the animation above and they will stop moving. Your pupils may prefer a stationary Starter rather than trying to keep track of the moving numbers.
2. It might be necessary to do the Eleven In Your Head activity first (the link is can also be found further down this page) before pupils are able to see the patterns and appreciate the place value significance.
3. Doing this activity once with a class helps students develop strategies. It is
only when they do this activity a second time that they will have the
opportunity to practise those strategies. That is when the learning is
consolidated. Click the button below to regenerate another version of this
starter with a different word.
Your access to the majority of the Transum resources continues to be free but you can help support the continued growth of the website by doing your Amazon shopping using the links on this page. Below is an Amazon search box and some items I have chosen and recommend to get you started. As an Amazon Associate I earn a small amount from qualifying purchases which helps pay for the upkeep of this website.
Teacher, do your students have
access to computers? 

Here a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments.
Transum.org/go/?Start=November11
Here is the URL which will take them to a related student activity.
See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.