**"Lesson starter"**

## Years 7 to 10 Who am I?

*By toni On 20 January, 2018 · Leave a Comment*

How quickly can you find me?

I am a whole number less than 1000.

The product of my digits is 225.

I am not a multiple of 5.

Am I a multiple of 13?

Am I real? Am I rational? Am I irrational?

Now divide me by 11. Is the answer real? […]

## Years 4 – 5 Target 100

*By toni On 3 January, 2018 · Leave a Comment*

This is a game for the whole class. It can be played a few times as a lesson starter. The teacher will need a 0 to 9 spinner or dice.

All the learners should draw in their notebooks a hundreds, tens and units grid as shown. The teacher spins the spinner and […]

## Years 5 – 7 Target 10 Thousand

*By toni On 2 January, 2018 · Leave a Comment*

Another TARGET game for the whole class to play as a lesson starter.

You will need a 0 to 9 spinner or dice.

Spin the spinner and the players must write the digit in one of the top five boxes.

Once a number is written the position cannot be changed.

Repeat four […]

## Grades 4 to 7 Same Sum

*By toni On 2 January, 2018 · Leave a Comment*

How many addition sums can you make by putting a whole number in each box to give the answer 2019?

You could put 1009 in one box and 1000 in the other box or you could put 2018 in one box and 1 in the other box and there are lots more […]

## Years 4 – 7 Target Multiplication

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Another TARGET game for the whole class to play as a lesson starter.

You will need a 0 to 9 spinner or dice.

Spin the spinner and the players must write the digit in one of the top four boxes.

Once a number is written its position cannot be changed.

Repeat three […]

## Years 6 – 7 Target 4 by 2 Division

*By toni On 2 January, 2018 · Leave a Comment*

Play this game as a lesson starter for the whole class or in pairs. Use a 0 to 9 spinner or dice.

This is a game of chance.

Each player must draw the grid on a showboard or in their notebook.

Spin the spinner and the players must write […]

## Years 5 – 7 Target Division

*By toni On 2 January, 2018 · Leave a Comment*

Play this game as a lesson starter for the whole class or in pairs. Use a 0 to 9 spinner or dice.

You can play this game to divide a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number (TARGET 100) or to divide a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number (TARGET 1000).

VERSION 1 […]

## Years 4 – 7 Target 1000

*By toni On 2 January, 2018 · Leave a Comment*

This is another TARGET game for the whole class to play as a lesson starter. You will need a 0 to 9 spinner or dice. Click here for a template and instructions for making spinners. Alternatively the game can be played by pairs of learners and they will need a spinner […]

## Years 4 – 12 The answer is 2020, what is the question?

*By toni On 1 January, 2018 · Leave a Comment*

Is it correct to say “twenty twenty” or should we say “two thousand and twenty”? Why?

You can be a creative mathematician, you can be someone who has your own mathematical ideas.

Find your own interesting facts about 2020 and calculations that have the answer 2020. For example can you find factors […]

## Years 4 – 7 Magic of 37

*By toni On 21 November, 2017 · Leave a Comment*

First complete the number sentences by putting = + – x or ÷ in the boxes. Then explain why the pattern occurs.

Explore the pattern you get when you carry on these multiplications up to 37 × 54.

Click here for the Notes for Teachers.

Inspired by Jain www.jainmathemagics.com

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