## A Maths Starter of The Day

Memorise:

• 10
• 14
• 18
• 22
• 26

• 20
• 25
• 30
• 35
• 40

• 5
• 10
• 15
• 20
• 25

There will be a quick quiz in a few minutes:

1. What was the largest number?
2. What number is to the left of the 26 in the top row?
3. What number is directly above the 10 in the bottom row?
4. Starting from the 15 in the bottom row. What number is two up and two to the right?
5. What is the difference between the numbers above and below the 20 in the middle row?

1. What was the largest number? 40
2. What number is to the left of the 26 in the top row? 22
3. What number is directly above the 10 in the bottom row? 25
4. Starting from the 15 in the bottom row. What number is two up and two to the right? 26
5. What is the difference between the numbers above and below the 20 in the middle row? 5
• 10
• 14
• 18
• 22
• 26

• 20
• 25
• 30
• 35
• 40

• 5
• 10
• 15
• 20
• 25

• Transum,
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• Think of this starter as an exercise in remembering number patterns rather than trying to remember 15 numbers which is very difficult. Please let us know if you think this starter is too difficult!
• Mr J, Essex
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• I always give the pupils a chance to memorise three rows by writing only 2 bits of information for each row. this forces them to write the start number and the difference between each number. Makes a nice intro to sequences and the term to term rule.

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