Square Christmas Tree

A Maths Starter Of The Day

Square Christmas Tree

Use many different square numbers.

Topics: Starter | Creativity | Number | Xmas

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  • Helen,
  • I love this starter. I am going to try it with year 9 set 2 tomorrow. Here is my square number Christmas tree.

  • Wendy Foley,
  • Year 7 really took to this and I said I would send them in - sorry not to use just once but they'd love to see on screen.

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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 another activity involving numbers patterns.


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