402 young people are going on a day trip. Each bus will take up to 35 people. How many buses are needed?

Today Sassy spent £37 and yesterday she spent £65.
What is the difference between 37 and 65?

21 dancers raise £35 each at a sponsored dance. How much money was raised all together?

If Sissy weighs 98 pounds,
Sassy weighs 97 pounds and Elvis weighs 97 pounds; What is their combined weight?

Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Problem Solving

• Susan Jens,
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• This starter was great, I'd love to see more of this.
• Class 6, Doncaster
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• This was was a very good starter.
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• Everyone in our class thought that all the questions were really easy. ;) It was brillant no one will beat the best maths class in year 7.
• Year 9, The Acorns Centre
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• This was a thought provoking and useful brain starting activity!
• AB, UK
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• Good starters. Would like to have the answers too, so we know we are on the right track.

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• We loved this. We had to read the questions carefully because each one was different. Great starter for a Monday morning maths lesson.

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## Fibonacci Day

November 23 is celebrated as Fibonacci day because when the date is written in the mm/dd format (11/23), the digits in the date form a Fibonacci sequence: 1,1,2,3.

You can celebrate by learning more about the Fibonacci sequence while embarking on the Fibonacci Quest.

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