Santa's Sleigh

Toy Horse Toy Clown Bells Bells

There are
some toy horses and
toy clowns on Santa's sleigh.

Together they have 24 heads and 74 feet.

How many horses?

How many clowns?

A Yuletide Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day


Topics: Starter | Algebra | Problem Solving | Simultaneous Equations | Xmas

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  • Mr Heeley's Y7 stars, NLC, Huddersfield
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  • What a fab starter, neigh,it was brilliant!
    We didn't clown about - we just got straight on with it, and toyed around with the ideas in our heads!!
    A great application of problem solving.

    Merry Christmas - HO, HO, HO!

    Love, The Yorkshire Stars xxx

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Laptops In Lessons

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