# Don't Shoot the Square!

## Shoot the numbers as they appear but don't shoot any square numbers.

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Press the Start button to begin. The game lasts for 30 seconds. As the numbers appear click on them to earn points but do not click on any square numbers as you will lose five points.

Win a Transum virtual trophy if you score 30 or more.

This is Don't Shoot the Square! level 10. You can also try:
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## Transum.org

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"An absolutely brilliant resource. Only recently been discovered but is used daily with all my classes. It is particularly useful when things can be saved for further use. Thank you!"

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#### Three Ways

Can you get to the target number by multiplying together four different one digit numbers? Can you do it in three different ways? There are nine levels to this online challenge and a virtual Transum Trophy available for each level.

## Numeracy

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## Go Maths

Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths main page links to more activities designed for students in upper Secondary/High school.

## Teachers

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When planning to use technology in your lesson always have a plan B!

Nick, Waipahu Intermediate

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

"What is your highest score for this activity?
My student Matthew has 13."

M.EDW, UK

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

"I would have liked to this game but it is just too fast for my Y5s, is there a way that it can be slowed down - perhaps 3 levels depending on speed?

[Transum: Thanks for your feedback. The game has been given a complete makeover and there are now ten levels. I hope your Y5s enjoy this opportunity to become more familiar with square numbers.]"

Nick, Waipahu Intermediate

Monday, March 22, 2021

"Any teachers beaten level 6?
I'm sure my students will beat that soon.
I think you need a touch screen for this one."

Dom Jones, King's Interhigh

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

"I am a student and got 15 on level 6. I would love to see someone try beating it becait took me a lot of tries."

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