Six of the Best

5 x 32 =

5 x 6.7 =

3.4 ÷ 2 =

6.3 + 4.7 =

9.74 - 3.6 =

8.13 - 4.953 =

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Mixed

  • Mrs Walker, St.James' Primary
  • I used this for my maths class yesterday and came out with top results, so thanks Transum!

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Laptops In Lessons

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:

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

Laptops In Lessons

Here is the URL which will take them to an interactive Number Skills Inventory.

Student Activity



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