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In the back of your exercise books write down the answers to the calculations below. Do not use a calculator. When you have finished add all of your answers together.

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Topics: Starter | Arithmetic

  • Sarah, Elmrise,Bournmouth
  • I thought this one was really hard as some of the answers are really big numbers but it was also fun.
  • VR, SHS 8b1
  • This would have been better if the answer had a reason? Mrs R cheated!
  • Clive, Southampton
  • It is important that Maths is presented in context with a reason. In this case the reason is to practice long multiplication in order to be better at mathematics. It is the equivalent of lifting weights in the gym to become stronger!

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