A scalene triangle has no symmetry.

A scalene triangle has no symmetry.

Subtract the smallest from the largest value to get the range.

Subtract the smallest from the largest value to get the range.

55-33=22

55-33=22

There are 12 inches in a foot.

There are 12 inches in a foot.

Half a kilogram is 500g.

Half a kilogram is 500g.

Six times four is twenty four.

Six times four is twenty four.

You don't usually square a number by multiplying it by 2!

You don't usually square a number by multiplying it by 2!

99 is the largest two digit number.

99 is the largest two digit number.

Three times two point five is seven point five.

Three times two point five is seven point five.

Euler was a great Mathematician.

Euler was a great Mathematician.

See above ten phrases which need to be memorised. Each time the blue play button is clicked a phrase will be removed from the collection. The aim of the activity is to write down the exact the phrase after it has been removed. After the last phrase has been removed all ten phrases are then shown in the order they were removed so that accuracy can be checked. The auto play button removes phrases at thirty second intervals (the time interval can be changed - see below).

Topics: Starter | Games | Memory

• S. Bechoo, Mark Rutherford Upper-Bedford, UK
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• I think this is a great starter and a fantastic way for pupils to remember certain facts.
• A O'hagan, Holyrood School Glasgow
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• Enjoyable but a bit stressful..in a good way!
• 9F, Robert Clack
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• An excellent starter to improve memory. However is it possible to change the phrases so it can be used again?
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• Dear Robert, yes there are a number of other sets of phrases for Kim's Game. You can click on one of the Game buttons above. For other activities of a similar nature click on the key word 'Memory' above.
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• A great way to remind students of the mathematical facts they have learned but need to keep revisiting in order to refresh their memories. This can be great fun with the teacher controlling the speed at which the statements disappear. The answers are presented at the end of the game giving the teacher some time to get the next part of the lesson ready as the students mark their own answers.
• Dansecdev,
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• How is this kim's game . Kims game involves physical objects to be retrieved after extended periods of time for training intelligence operatives.
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• A couple of people have mentioned that 'there are 21 dots on a dice' should be 'there are 21 dots on a die'.

My reference point is the Oxford Dictionary which states that dice is an acceptable singular and plural form of die. According to this source, dice was once the plural of die, but in modern standard English dice is both the singular and the plural: 'throw the dice' could mean a reference to either one or more than one dice.

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.

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The phrases, in the order they disappeared, will be shown in the panel at the top of this page at the end of the game.

Note to teacher: 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 a button below to play another version of this game or play the same game again (the phrases will disappear in a different order)

 Basic Shapes Fancy Shapes Circle Parts Angle Theorems Fractions

For many pupils the initial task of memorising ten items is far too difficult. You can make the game easier by removing some of the items with the blue button before you present the pupils with this activity.

The auto play feature removes phrases after a certain number of seconds (30 seconds by default). You can vary that time interval if it is not suitable for your class here:

Auto Play: Remove phrases every

Note that the first phrase is removed four seconds after pressing the auto play button despite the time interval set for the rest of the phrases above.

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 Teacher, do your students have access to computers such as tablets, iPads or Laptops?  This page was really designed for projection on a whiteboard but if you really want the students to have access to it here is a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments: Transum.org/go/?Start=September11 However it would be better to assign one of the student interactive activities below.

Here is the URL which will take them to a student version of this activity.

Transum.org/go/?to=Kim

If you are not familiar with Rudyard Kipling's story of Kim, or, to give him his full name, Kimball O'Hara, he was the son of a sergeant of an Irish regiment in India in the late 1800s. His father and mother died while he was a child, and he was left to the care of an aunt.

His playmates were all local Indian boys, so he learned to talk their language and to know their ways. He became great friends with an old wandering priest and travelled with him all over northern India. One day he chanced to meet his father's old regiment on the march, but in visiting the camp he was arrested on suspicion of being a thief. His birth certificate and other papers were found on him, and the regiment, seeing that he had belonged to them, took charge of him, and started to educate him. But whenever he could get away for holidays, Kim dressed himself in Indian clothes, and went among the locals as one of them.

After a time he became acquainted with a Mr Lurgan, a dealer in old jewellery and curiosities,who was also a member of the Government Intelligence Department. This man, finding that Kim had such special knowledge of local habits and customs, decided that he could make a useful agent for Government Intelligence work. He therefore gave Kim lessons at noticing and remembering small details, which is an important point in the training of a Scout.

Mr Lurgan began by showing Kim a tray full of precious stones of different kinds. He let him look at it for a minute, then covered it with a cloth, and asked him to state how many stones and what sorts were there. At first Kim could remember only a few, and could not describe them very accurately, but with a little practice he soon was able to remember them all quite well.

At last, after much other training, Kim was made a member of the Secret Service, and was given a secret sign, a locket to wear round his neck and a certain sentence, which, if said in a special way, meant he was one of the Service.

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