Use only these numbers:

32, 51, 66, 84, 100

Complete these calculations:

+ + = 149

+ + = 217

+ + = 198

+ + = 164

+ + = 216

Numbers can be used more than once in each calculation.

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

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Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Mental Methods

• Mrs Comhgego, St Patrick
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• Great starter.
• RN, Newcastle
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• The activity is good, but some feedback as to which answers were wrong would be helpful.

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• Primary 7, Bargeddie Primary School
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• Everyone in class enjoyed this starter, most of us rated it 5 out of 5 and several of us did manage to get it all right. It really got our brains working!
• Mrs Wilkins, Macaulay Primary School Top 5
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• I think it is great to get the students brains working before the lesson.
• Emma, Cardiff
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• Love how pupils can click board and check answers instantaneously without it jumping to new page.
• Teacher,
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• Display this on IWB. give children 5 - 10 minutes to work out.
get children to show answers on IWB using the arrows on the actual starter. works great!
• Pete Campion, Wellington
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• Amazing Starter! Year 5A loved it!
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• We enjoyed it but had to work together.
• Xenia Goodwin,
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• This starter was great!My class is a year 6 class,(more of a reception class)had lots of trouble doing this, but it really got their brains working.Spot on!
• Billy, Sunderland
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• Great app to use with lower abiity kids. Would be good to change the operation. Could develop a app similar to the maths puzzle in the I paper (Easy, Intermediate and Difficult).
• Year 8 St Michael's,
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• We loved this starter. The class did really well on this task. All pupils thought it was amazing.

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 Teacher, do your students have access to computers?Do they have iPads or Laptops in Lessons? Whether your students each have a TabletPC, a Surface or a Mac, this activity lends itself to eLearning (Engaged Learning).

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