Without using a calculator continue this as far as possible:

1 x 5.5 =
2 x 5.5 =
3 x 5.5 =
4 x 5.5 =

This is how long you have:

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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• Kira, FMS
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• You could times the numbers (Possibly in a Napier's Bones) or you could add 5.5 to your previous answer.
1x5.5 = 05.5
2x5.5 = 11
3x5.5 = 16.5
4x5.5 = 22
5x5.5 = 27.5.
• Transum,
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• This Starter is a fine activity for pupils who have already mastered the main times tables and haven't had to learn a new times table for a long time. After the initial learning, the best way to develop fast recall is by using Table Legs. In fact why don't you, the teacher, try using it so that you experience what your pupils go through when learning times tables?

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Here is the URL which will take them to a game that will help them practise the 5.5 times table.

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Here is the URL which will take them to times table flash cards that will help them practise other times table.

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