Broken Calculator (4,5)

Use the keys on this broken calculator to make the totals from one to ten. Five has already been done as an example.





1 =
2 =
3 =
4 =
5 =
6 =
7 =
8 =
9 =
10 =

Awesome!

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A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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Topics: Starter | Arithmetic

  • David Payne, St Anne's Catholic School, Southampton
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  • Thanks for some great resources which stimulate lots of ideas.
    Could you produce a calculator activity that includes the use of brackets, powers, squaring etc to encourage students to make use of functions on a scientific calculator?
  • Mr Bedford's Year 8 Maths Class, Marshfields School, Peterborough
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  • We have done a number of these and we find them hard but fun.
  • Lukas Kiss, Kettlethorpe High School, Wakefield
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  • We used 5--4 to get 9, and then loads of others based on the same idea.
  • Mr Parsons, Chalfont Community College
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  • A popular maths starter for my year 8 classes.
  • Mr Tilston, Twitter
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  • Andrew Turner, Twitter
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  • Karen Donnelly, Twitter
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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:

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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 a different number challenge.

Transum.org/go/?Num=848

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