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Vowelless

Vowels have been taken out of mathematical words.
Can you recognise them?

CB, RDS, DGNL, NGL,
QLS, CN, CT, LGBR, VRG,
 RT, R, MNS, STMT.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Topics: Starter | Vocabulary

  • Mrs Humphreys' maths group, Nevill Road, Bramhall, Stockport
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  • For RT my year 6 class came up with 'ratio', which they thought was a better answer than root!!!
  • Norman Cox, Suffolk
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  • A very good starter with all abilities! It kept a foundation group captivated for a considerable time and taught them some spellings!
  • 9m1, Lord Lawson
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  • This was an excellent starter but year 9 found it very easy.
  • Ross Roberton, International School Of Luxembourg
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  • My very smart G9 class also found Ratio=Rate=Root(=Rat!).
  • Tickhill St. Mary's, Doncaster
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  • The Year Six class found this quite hard but interesting, and got there in the end!
  • The Best Maths Class Ever 8cdM2, King Alfreds College OXON
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  • We found this starter quite easy and we only had a problem with one . We thought for RT ratio was better than root.
  • Inspired, West Yorkshire
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  • I thought this was really good. It kept my top set yr 9 thinking and really helps with literacy!
    More of the same PLEASE!!
  • Class 6, Doncaster
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  • My class fand it very evey.
  • 8x3, Mount St Joseph
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  • W, rlly, njyd, t. Bck, sd, t, rlly, nggd, r, brns.
  • Mr Lewis Aka JRP Williams, St Andrews Intl, Green Valley,Thailand
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  • Really fun 10 minuter for Year 8 second language lower ability class... I won't use it again tho, as they beat me!! ;)o.
  • Nicola Brown, Oasis Academy Mediacity Uk
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  • Excellent.
  • Mr Macaulay, SW London
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  • My fab year 6 class, found it easy....with some extra clues :-).
  • Mr Jenkins' Yr 6 Maths Class, BCJS, Banstead, Surrey, UK
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  • We enjoyed this activity and got all the answers in the end. We then made up some of our own and will be exploring this maths vocabulary throughout the year.
    ddtn
    dvd
    nstn
    p
    rthmtc
    n
    ctgn
    crcmfrnc
    rdc
    qtn
    dcrs
    svn
    rlr
    nn
    pnd
    lgc
    prdct.
  • Miss Lavis, Tameside
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  • My year 4 class really enjoyed it, they worked together as a class and found it easy.
  • Matthew Zhao, 4AD, Craigslea State School
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  • It was a fun and challenging puzzle.(not surprising) I enjoyed it and made up my own. Here they are.
    dmtr-diameter
    crcl-circle
    sqr-square
    vl-oval
    rthmtc-arithmetic
    vnclm-vinculum
    mnt-amount
    qntty-quantity
    tsslt-tessellate
    pttrn-pattern
    lnr-linear
    chnc-chance
    ntgr-integer
    rt-root
    msr-measure
    vl-value
    p-pi
    pythgrs-pythagoras
    gldn-golden
    (golden comes from the golden ratio).
  • Mr Parsons, Ashcroft High School
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  • My year 7 students really enjoyed this activity. Can we have some more?
  • Transum,
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  • In answer to the question 'Can we have some more?' the answer is definitely yes. Scroll down this page to the link which will take you to the student version of this activity. It pulls words from a school mathematical dictionary at random and extracts the vowels so you can refresh the page to get lots of different challenges.
  • Thy Dinh, Twitter
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