Numbers In Words

Write the following numbers as words:

8707
16393
7830189
1290140

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Pirate Theme

Teacher! Did you know that 19th Sepetember is International Talk Like A Pirate Day?

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  • This was an activity remembered from years ago (back in the day!) at family parties. Mother would have counted hundreds of buttons into a jar and a small prize was awarded at the party for the person who came up with the closest guess! Good estimation is also an important skill in Mathematics and estimating lengths, weights, time, angles and solutions to problems should be practised regularly. Pupils should make sensible estimates of a range of measures in relation to everyday situations. Click on the 'Estimating' link below for more ideas and activities.
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  • How many peanuts are in the jar?

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Laptops In Lessons

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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).

Laptops In Lessons

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Student Activity

If you would like to continue with the pirate theme but change from Number to Shape (transformations) try this Starter that challenges pupils to draw reflections of faces on a coordinate grid.

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Reflective Pirate


"Shiver My Timbers, shiver My Soul
Yo Ho He Ho
There are men whos hearts as black as coal
And they sailed there ship across the ocean blue
A Blood thirsty captain and a cut throat crew.
Its a darker tale as was ever told
Of a lust for treasure and a love of gold...
Shiver My Timbers, Shiver my sides
Yo ho he ho"

If you chose the pirate theme for this Starter you will have heard
a short excerpt from the Muppet Treasure Island overture.

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