## Your Maths Lesson Starter for Today

In a moment your teacher will call the register in random order!

When your name is called you must answer with a multiple of seven.

You cannot choose a number which has already been called out. Take some time now to prepare some alternatives that no one else is likely to come up with.

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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• Transum,
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• Initially students will think only of the seven times table as these are the most obvious multiples of seven. As these are exhausted more creative students will come up with larger multiples such as seven thousand or fourteen million. Calling the register in a “random” order can be adapted to calling the register in an order which will allow the weaker students to suggest the easier answers while challenging the more able to be more creative.
• Justine Fowler, Kingham Hill School
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• Worked very well, with students offering 700, 14777, etc quite quickly.
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• I loved doing this. We did it and everyone got involved then we did our 8s.
• I Love Being Home-Schooled, Brighton
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• I am home-schooled and have just done this- loved it!

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Here is the URL which will take them to the best place to learn essential multiples.

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## Did You Know?

The number 7 has a lot to answer for! It was revealed by a chief examiner that students are more likely to make a mistake with a question containing a seven. Yes It is hard to believe but around 10% fewer students will get an exam question correct if it contains a seven!

Transum has created a short arithmetic quiz to test this theory. Try answering the questions without using a calculator to see if you have, what I have called, heptaphobia!

Heptaphobia Research

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