Make up a real life story for these calculations:

 796 + 680 582 - 312 20 x 29 78 ÷ 13 78 ÷ 11

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Creativity

• Janet,
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• this was a brilliant starter for our year 6. it helped them to make questions, using appropriate things.
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• I would like to thank you for the excellent resources which I used every day. My students would often turn up early to tackle the starter of the day as there were stamps for the first 5 finishers. We also had a lot of fun with the fun maths. All in all your resources provoked discussion and the students had a lot of fun.

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