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A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

The student (self checking) version of Spinsum is at Transum.org/go/?to=Spinsum

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Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Investigations | Problem Solving

  • Glenroy Placide, Primrose Hill Camden School UK
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  • Haven't used it as yet but intend to soon. Looks interesting and would motivate pupils to engage and enjoy maths.
  • Mrs Watson, Marsden Primary
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  • Used this as my starter today. It was challenging but two pupils found a solution with a total of 13.
    7
    2 6 5
    4 1 8
    3.
  • 7ab/M3 Maths Class, King Alfred's College
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  • Rebecca was first to find this one:
    7
    284
    536
    1.
  • 9 S 5, Kettlethorpe High School
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  • Wasim found a 12 total
    4
    7 3 2
    1 6 5
    8.
  • Mr Lynch, Hackbridge Primary
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  • Used in my top set year 4 class this week, many gave up but I was delighted with Tia who stuck at it and found a solution, a real mathematician.
  • Mr Chamberlain, St Peter And St Pauls Primary School - Syston
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  • We found a total of 15 too!
    Great starter, caused lots of useful discussion!
    3
    528
    645
    7.
  • John Wilson, Clydeview Academy
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  • Mr Chamberlain. Check your answer!
  • Mr.Peers, Kelbrook Primary School
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  • We found two solutions
    2
    715
    463
    8
    total of 13
    7
    185
    437
    2
    total of 14
    my year 3/4 class enjoy these challenges.
  • Keaton, 9c3
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  • Keaton R you have won!!! Amazing!! see what you can do when you try!!
  • Mrs Lewsey, Prep School
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  • We did it! Shauna and Sihyeon made different totals of 13 and 14.

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Transum.org/go/?Start=April8

However it would be better to assign one of the student interactive activities below.

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Here is the URL which will take them to a related student activity.

Transum.org/go/?to=Spinsum

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