For higher-attaining pupils:
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Here are some related resources in alphabetical order. Some may only be appropriate for high-attaining learners while others will be useful for those in need of support. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.
Click on a topic below for suggested lesson Starters, resources and activities from Transum.
Here are some suggestions for whole-class, projectable resources which can be used at the beginnings of each lesson in this block.
Using six pencils can you make two equal sized squares?
This mathematics lesson starter invites pupils to interpret a three part algebraic inequality.
Four quick Maths questions to warm up the brain.
Loosely based on the famous television show, how many questions cn you come up with for a given answer?
Each letter stands for a different digit. Can you make sense of word sum?
Find symmetric words in this ancient cipher.
Spot the factors and the multiples amongst the numbers in the grid.
Write down as many multiples of 3.5 as possible in 3.5 minutes.
This starter requires you to write out a difficult times table.
Write down many different types of calculations which give a particular answer.
Fifteen pennies are placed in four envelopes and the envelopes are sealed. It is possible to pay someone any amount from 1p to 15p by giving them one or more envelopes.
Find the nine mathematical words hidden in the love story. The last letters of the hidden words form an anagram of the name of a famous mathematician.
Some of the Starters above are to reinforce concepts learnt, others are to introduce new ideas while others are on unrelated topics designed for retrieval practice or and opportunity to develop problem-solving skills.